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IN PICTURES: The terrifying force of Typhoon Jebi

The physical force of the high winds brought by Typhoon Jebi was immediately apparently to residents of western Japan: tractor tailors were toppled, massive tankers were pushed into bridges, rooftops and large trees were tossed like children’s toys.

Here is a gallery of the damage that Jebi, the strongest typhoon the nation has seen in 25 years, left in its wake.

Kyoto
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Osaka
Osaka | KYODO
Osaka
Osaka | KYODO
Gifu
Gifu | KYODO
Osaka
Osaka | KYODO
Osaka
Osaka | KYODO
Nara
Nara | KYODO
Osaka
Osaka | KYODO
Sakai, Osaka Prefecture
Sakai, Osaka Prefecture | KYODO
Hachioji, Tokyo
Hachioji, Tokyo | KYODO
Osaka
Osaka | KYODO
Kansai airport
Kansai airport | KYODO
Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture
Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture | KYODO
Sapporo
Sapporo | KYODO
Kansai airport
Kansai airport | KYODO
Kobe
Kobe | KYODO
Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture
Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture | KYODO
Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture
Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture | KYODO
Kyoto
Kyoto | KYODO
Kansai airport
Kansai airport | KYODO