Typhoon Utor slams China

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A Filipino worker brings down a billboard sign in Manila, Philippines as Typhoon Utor approaches on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. More than 3,000 passengers were stranded on piers in the northeastern Philippines Sunday, as the strong typhoon approaches and prompted authorities to suspend ferry services and warn people to brace for possible flash floods and landslides.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Tens of thousands of people were evacuated as powerful Typhoon Utor thundered into southern China on Wednesday after shutting down the bustling Asian financial center of Hong Kong and sinking a cargo ship. (AP)

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