Article Photos: Philippines Typhoon 94/140

An almost completely destroyed banana plantation is seen Friday Dec. 7, 2012 following Tuesday's typhoon named "Bopha" which hit Nabunturan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines. The economic losses began to emerge Friday after export banana growers reported that 14,000 hectares (34,600 acres) of export banana plantations, equal to 18 percent of the total in Mindanao, were destroyed. The Philippines is the world's third-largest banana producer and exporter, supplying well-known brands such as Dole, Chiquita and Del Monte mainly to Japan and also to South Korea, China, New Zealand and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)