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Friday, November 12, 1999 Published at 18:39 GMT

World: South Asia

In pictures: Salvaging Orissa

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Residents of Sarova village pool their resources to build houses for one another. Some 10 million people were made homeless by the cyclone.

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A fisherman washes his boat after transporting dead bodies to a cremation site at Ersama. It is now feared the death toll could climb as high as 20,000.

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The Indian Air Force drops food and medical supplies on inundated areas of Orissa. Many people are malnourished after days with nothing to eat.

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Indian army officers play with children in Jagatsinghpur, the worst affected district where nearly 6,400 bodies have already been recovered.

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Eleven-year-old Rabi Gosh leaps into his community bathing pond after it is disinfected. Much of the state's water supply has been contaminated by rotting bodies and carcasses and thousands have fallen sick.

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Volunteers and villagers clear the carcasses of bullocks from a canal at Paradwip. Officials say 140,000 bullocks have died in 10 districts affected by the cyclone

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Many areas are still waterlogged - an aerial view of a washed out road gives an idea of the devastation a fortnight after the cyclone.

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