epa03940513 A Filipino resident carries a baby as they cross a river at a coastal village in Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Philippines, 08 November 2013. Thousands of people fled from coastal communities and areas prone to landslides in the eastern Philippines, as the country prepared for what was expected to be the worst typhoon to hit this year. President Benigno Aquino urged the public to cooperate with the authorities to minimize the impact of Haiyan, which is stronger than Typhoon Bopha that left more than 1,800 people dead or missing in 2012. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG