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Indians hold umbrellas as they head to a cyclone shelter in Chatrapur in Ganjam district, India, Oct. 12. Strong winds and heavy rains pounded India's eastern coastline Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of people took shelter from a massive, powerful Cyclone Phailin expected to reach land in a few hours.

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Wind, rain pound India in massive cyclone

BEHRAMPUR, India — A massive, powerful cyclone was hammering India’s eastern coastline with heavy rains and destructive winds Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of people living in the region moved inland and took shelter, hoping to ride out the dangerous storm.

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