Thousands in the Philippines are evacuating from the capital ahead of Typhoon Noru

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Residents of the Tondo district in Manila carry their children as they evacuate to safer grounds on Sunday before Typhoon Noru arrives in the Philippines.

A powerful typhoon shifted and abruptly gained strength Sunday as it blew closer to the northeastern Philippines, prompting evacuations from high-risk villages and the capital.

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