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Beckham visits typhoon-devastated Philippine city

- Associated Press - Thursday, February 13, 2014

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - David Beckham visited the storm-devastated Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday as part of UNICEF's relief efforts.

The central city is still struggling to deal with the impact of super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck on Nov. 8, causing more than 6,200 deaths and leaving tens of thousands of survivors still homeless.

Beckham was welcomed Thursday by hundreds who have been living in United Nations-provided tents outside a stadium.

Zafrin Chowdhury, spokeswoman for the UNICEF office in Manila, said Beckham was touched by the typhoon's impact and wanted to meet displaced children and their families.

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