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Nearly 2 million evacuated as Typhoon Haikui hits China


Typhoon Haikui struck China on Wednesday, packing winds of up to 68 mph, prompting officials to evacuate nearly 2 million people and grounding hundreds of flights to and from Shanghai and other cities.

Photo: A farmer moves on a flooded path to check his aquatic farming ponds in Hepu township in Xiangshan county, Zheijiang province, China on Aug. 8, 2012. Typhoon Haikui, the 3rd hitting China in a week, landed in Hepu early on Wednesday. (Larry Leung / EPA)