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Waves crashed into rocks as a cyclone, packing huge winds of up to 160 mph, advanced towards the gulf state of Oman Wednesday. Omanis looked on as water shot into the air, June 5, 2007, left. The cyclone poses a potential threat to the key route for oil exports from the energy-rich region. Oman has evacuated about 7,000 people from coastal areas in the sultanate, where the weather service said Cyclone Gonu was expected to make landfall within 24 hours.