Typhoon Dujuan, coupled with the highest tide of the year, whipped up towering waves along China's east coast, leading to flooding and landslides. Emergency services were deployed to build temporary seawalls out of sandbags as embankments were washed away by the force of the waves.

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A man struggles in the water after being knocked down by a wave along a river bank in Hangzhou, Zhejiang provinceReuters
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Men help to set up sandbags along an embankment as waves brought by Typhoon Dujuan slam into the coastline in Quanzhou, Fujian provinceReuters
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A car is trapped in water as waves brought by Typhoon Dujuan hit Quanzhou, Fujian provinceReuters
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Powerful waves slam into the coastline in Quanzhou, Fujian provinceReuters
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A paramilitary policeman holds onto a fence on a bank of the Qiantang river, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang provinceReuters
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A car is stranded in water as big waves brought by Typhoon Dujuan hit a breakwater in Guanzhou, ChinaChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
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People watch huge waves crash onto a road in Hangzhou, ChinaChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Typhoon Dujuan made landfall in southeastern Fujian province, packing wind speeds of around 120km per hour (74mph) before weakening into a tropical storm. Dujuan killed two people and injured more than 300 when it passed through neighbouring Taiwan. More than a million Taiwanese people faced power cuts and hundreds of thousands were left without water.

Coastal areas around the world have been slammed by super tides, intensified by this week's supermoon. But it created a spectacle for the thousands of spectators who flocked to the Qiantang River in east China's Zhejiang Province to watch the largest tidal bore in 10 years rush upstream.

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People gather to watch the tidal bore travel up the Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang provinceReuters