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FILE - In this Friday Nov. 22, 2013 file photo, a flag of the Philippines flies over a destroyed neighborhood in Tacloban, Philippines. U.S. author Mitch Albom has launched a drive to rebuild 10 libraries in Tacloban, a central Philippine city ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November. National Book Store Foundation, his Philippine partner in the project, said Tuesday that Albom has pledged to raise $160,000, starting with his own contribution of $10,000 for the libraries. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

FILE - In this Friday Nov. 22, 2013 file photo, a flag of the Philippines flies over a destroyed neighborhood in Tacloban, Philippines. U.S. author Mitch Albom has launched a drive to rebuild 10 libraries in Tacloban, a central Philippine city ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November. National Book Store Foundation, his Philippine partner in the project, said Tuesday that Albom has pledged to raise $160,000, starting with his own contribution of $10,000 for the libraries. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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