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Typhoon Haiyan: A joyful reunion amid anguish

13 November 2013 Last updated at 22:21 GMT

A large number of towns are still cut off after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines and many people do not know if their friends and relatives survived the storm.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead met two sisters in search of their parents as he took a boat from a remote part of Cebu to the island of Leyte.