Photographs from the Philippines, after Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda)

A cargo ship lies in wreckage in the Anibong district of Tacloban, in the Philippines. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

At Al Jazeera America, an eyewitness account from some of the worst-hit areas of the Philippines, where thousands are believed to have died in one of the worst typhoons ever recorded. 'There are bodies on the streets, you are hit with the stench of death.'