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May 2008: Myanmar cyclone

A woman survives in this makeshift shelter in Tontay, Myanmar, more than a month after cyclone Nargis hit the country. (Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Images)
One of the boats used by a Los Angeles Times staff writer for an undercover look at conditions in the Irrawaddy River delta is docked at the storm-ravaged village of Pa Dewe Gaw, Myanmar. There, survivors lived in small, leaky shacks pieced together from salvaged pieces of their ruined homes. (Los Angeles Times)
On an undercover journey into the Irrawaddy River delta, the pilot steered the boat’s long-tail diesel engine with his foot. (Los Angeles Times)
The storm surge and winds of Cyclone Nargis washed away this entire village of Kong Tan Paak, but two monks returned to start rebuilding their monastery, starting with this makeshift tent of tarps and pieces of broken trees. Pictured is U Nya Tui Ka, 53. (Los Angeles Times)
The monks who returned to Kong Tan Paak to live in makeshift tents salvaged a Buddha statue from the ruins and returned it to an honored place atop a clay water urn. (Los Angeles Times)
Children get their first look at a computer in the hold of the boat used to visit a village flattened by the cyclone. (Los Angeles Times)
Refugees board boats in Labutta, Myanmar, to return to their villages, which were devastated by cyclone Nargis. (Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Images)
A girl collects rain water running off of her tent at a camp for people displaced by a cyclone near Labutta, Myanmar. (Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Images)
Cyclone survivors line up to get aid from a Philippine medical team at the Latputtar refugee camp. (EPA)
Cyclone survivors carry bags of tarpaulins at the Latputtar refugee camp in the Irrawaddy River delta in Myanmar. (EPA)
A boy dries his comic books near an uprooted tree in a cyclone-affected area on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (EPA)
A Burmese man rebuilds his house at a cyclone affected area in the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (EPA)
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visits a mother and her baby in a cyclone relief camp in Dedaye, Myanmar. Ban Ki-moon toured Myanmar’s disaster area, and said he had come bearing a “message of hope” after the tragedy, which has left nearly 134,000 people dead or missing. (AFP / Getty Images)
Myanmar children carry buckets of water on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Associated Press)
A Burmese cyclone survivor dries clothes on her damaged house on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (EPA)
Cyclone survivors wait for food relief in Dedaye. Myanmar. (Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Images)
Portraits of Myanmar cyclone victims are posted on what is left of their home in the isolated village of Myasein Kan in the Irrawaddy River delta. The military government reported that 78,000 people died in the May 2-3 cyclone and 56,000 are unaccounted for. (Getty Images)
A homeless Myanmar woman eats rice beside her day-old baby at a temporary shelter on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Associated Press)
Displaced families live in makeshift huts in the cyclone-hit Shwepoughkan township of Myanmar. (Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Images)
People displaced by cyclone Nargis rest at a relief camp in Hlayang Thyar township on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Khin Maung Win / AFP/Getty Images)
A survivor of cyclone Nargis stands by a house rebuilt next to the wreckage of one that was destroyed, in Thetkala, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Lisandru / AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Marines walk past boxes of water on the USS Essex, stationed about 85 nautical miles south of Yangon, Myanmar. The water packs are part of the aid to be transferred to Myanmar once the ship receives permission from Myanmar’s ruling junta. (How Hwee Young / EPA)
A Burmese street vendor waits for customers in the rain in Yangon, Myanmar. (EPA)
A woman cleans beside toppled structures on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Associated Press)
A Burmese cyclone survivor carries a bag of rice at a cyclon devastated area near Kunyangon, Southern Myanmar. (EPA PHOTO)
Rice farmer U Maung Saw, 58, is rebuilding his own home from scratch and trying to salvage hundreds of pounds of unmilled rice soaked by the cyclone, before it rots. He says his village, Kyaiktaw, has received no aid at all. “The government never gives us anything,” he says. “We’re not angry. We’re not surprised. We don’t expect anything else.” (Los Angeles Times)
A woman comforts her child at a relief center after fleeing Kyauktan, about 40 miles southeast of Yangon, Myanmar’s main city. Tropical Cyclone Nargis, which slammed into the rice-growing Irrawaddy River delta region in the country’s south, may be followed by another storm: A tropical depression is building over the Andaman Sea as survivors of the first storm await aid. The government raised the official toll to 29,000. (AFP/Getty Images)
Young monks wash themselves in the river in Pyapon, a town in the Irrawaddy delta of Myanmar on Sunday. A a week after Nargis hit, few areas have seen proper relief efforts, with the government handing out meager rice rations while preventing foreign aid workers from entering. (Associated Press)
Villagers rest on the outskirts of hard-hit Bogalay town in southern Myanmar. A Red Cross boat carrying relief supplies sank, and aid groups warned that up to 1.5 million people are in desperate need of clean water and sanitation. (Associated Press)
A boy carries away material scavenged from the debris of cyclone-ravaged houses in Kyauktan, about 40 miles southeast of Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, also known as Rangoon. (AFP/Getty Images)
A fallen tree trunk rests near a cluster of buildings on the outskirts of Yangon in southern Myanmar. Some villagers criticized the military regime. “They are very selfish,” said a man in Kyaiktaw. “They don’t care what happens to others. They only think about themselves.” (Getty Images)
Soldiers load bags of supplies onto a truck at the military airport in Bangkok. (Los Angeles Times)
An elderly woman comes out of her destroyed house in the cyclone-hit Dedaye township, south of Yangon. (AFP/Getty Images)
In this picture made available Friday, injured villagers mill around their destroyed homes Saturday in Bogalay township, one of the regions of Myanmar hardest hit by Cyclone Nargis. (Stringer / EPA)
Children beg for food from passengers in a passing car Thursday in Bogalay. More than a million survivors of the cyclone are battling to stave off hunger and disease. (Khin Maung Win AFP/Getty Images)
A Myanmar woman displaced by the cyclone fans her baby at a temporary shelter on the outskirts of Yangon. (Associated Press)
Myanmar villagers stand beside houses damaged by last weekend’s deadly cyclone in Twantay township, southern Myanmar. (Associated Press)
A young Myanmar cyclone survivor holds her baby sister at a temporary shelter on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Associated Press)
In Kyacek Tan, south of Yangon, on Friday, people wait for food at a temporary camp. International agencies are continuing efforts to deliver aid into Myanmar to assist up to 1 million people made homeless. (Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images)
Myanmar soldiers unload food, water and medical supplies from a Thai military transport aircraft at Yangon. Thailand dispatched 15 tons of relief supplies for victims of Cyclone Nargis. (Rungroj J. Yongrit / EPA)
Women and children get by with makeshift bathing arrangements on the streets of downtown Yangon. (Chumsak Kanoknan / Getty Images)
A baby cries in the arms of her mother as they wait for a government distribution of rice on the outskirts of Yangon. Little outside aid was making its way into the country. (Associated Press)
People left homeless by the Myanmar cyclone take refuge in a monastery in the village of Kaw Hmu. (Associated Press)
A statue of Buddha stands amid the damage to the Aung Zey Yong Pagoda in Kyauktan Township in southern Myanmar. (Associated Press)
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