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Cyclone Pam: Your pictures

Vanuatu is reeling from the impact of Cyclone Pam, a maximum category five storm which ploughed through the South Pacific nation at the weekend.

Eyewitnesses have been sending photos to the BBC of the damage in Port Vila, the capital, and the surrounding areas.

Image copyright Brendan Toner
Image caption President Baldwin Lonsdale said the storm had "wiped out" all development of recent years and his country would have to rebuild "everything".
Image copyright Franky Valea
Image caption Franky Valea said: "I took these pictures on Saturday morning in Port Vila after the cyclone had left us and gone down south."
Image copyright Franky Valea
Image caption He added: "These photos were taken while driving around town and through other residential areas."
Image copyright Franky Valea
Image caption Aid agencies say it could be one of the worst disasters ever to hit the region.
Image copyright Graham Crumb
Image caption Aid has begun arriving in the storm-hit nation - one of the world's poorest - but contact has still not been made with some of its more remote islands.
Image copyright Martin Trainor
Image caption This photo was taken by Martin Trainor at Warwick Le Lagon Resort & Spa, Vanuatu. He said: "The guests were moving about the resort to view the aftermath. We have had regular meals and water. Most people are keeping positive. However, people who were booked on flights in the last couple of days have been unable to leave...
Image copyright Martin Trainor
Image caption ...Many staff chose to stay and look after the guests and have not been back to their own homes. We are concerned for them at this trying time," he added.

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