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Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico

Irma Torres poses for a picture at her damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Irma Torres poses for a picture at her damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Irma Torres poses for a picture at her damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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People rest outside a damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People rest outside a damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People rest outside a damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Yamary Morales looks at the damage at a neighbor's house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Yamary Morales looks at the damage at a neighbor's house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Yamary Morales looks at the damage at a neighbor's house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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People enjoy a moment in a flooded street after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

People enjoy a moment in a flooded street after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

People enjoy a moment in a flooded street after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Alvin Baez
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A fallen electric pole is seen next to a road after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A fallen electric pole is seen next to a road after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A fallen electric pole is seen next to a road after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Eduardo Vega stands in front of his damaged car after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Eduardo Vega stands in front of his damaged car after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Eduardo Vega stands in front of his damaged car after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Mattresses are seen in a damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Mattresses are seen in a damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Mattresses are seen in a damaged house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A man uses a chainsaw to cut fallen trees at a house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man uses a chainsaw to cut fallen trees at a house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man uses a chainsaw to cut fallen trees at a house after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Laura Valentin holds a cat while standing in the remains of her home after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Laura Valentin holds a cat while standing in the remains of her home after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Laura Valentin holds a cat while standing in the remains of her home after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Alvin Baez
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A man looks for valuables in the damaged house of a relative after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man looks for valuables in the damaged house of a relative after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man looks for valuables in the damaged house of a relative after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A damaged boat is seen on the mangles after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A damaged boat is seen on the mangles after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A damaged boat is seen on the mangles after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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People buy bread in a bakery after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People buy bread in a bakery after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People buy bread in a bakery after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Damaged boats are seen after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Damaged boats are seen after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Damaged boats are seen after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Damage is seen in a supermarket after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Damage is seen in a supermarket after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Damage is seen in a supermarket after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A woman reacts while she looks at the damage in the house of her mother in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A woman reacts while she looks at the damage in the house of her mother in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A woman reacts while she looks at the damage in the house of her mother in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Damaged electrical installations are seen in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Damaged electrical installations are seen in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Damaged electrical installations are seen in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Damaged boats are seen in Puerto de Jobos, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Damaged boats are seen in Puerto de Jobos, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Damaged boats are seen in Puerto de Jobos, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A woman reacts while looking at the damage to her house in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A woman reacts while looking at the damage to her house in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A woman reacts while looking at the damage to her house in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Toys are seen in a damaged house in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Toys are seen in a damaged house in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Toys are seen in a damaged house in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A police officer walks next to damaged electrical installations in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A police officer walks next to damaged electrical installations in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A police officer walks next to damaged electrical installations in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A damaged pier is seen in Puerto de Jobos, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A damaged pier is seen in Puerto de Jobos, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A damaged pier is seen in Puerto de Jobos, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A damaged house is pictured in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

A damaged house is pictured in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

A damaged house is pictured in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS
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A man walks next to damaged houses and fallen trees in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man walks next to damaged houses and fallen trees in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man walks next to damaged houses and fallen trees in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A car drives through a flooded street in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

A car drives through a flooded street in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

A car drives through a flooded street in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS
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The aftermath of Hurricane Maria is seen in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria is seen in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria is seen in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS
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A damaged gas station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

A damaged gas station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

A damaged gas station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS
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A man rides a bicycle next to a flooded road in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man rides a bicycle next to a flooded road in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man rides a bicycle next to a flooded road in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A sculpture lies on its side in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

A sculpture lies on its side in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

A sculpture lies on its side in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS
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A damaged banana plantation is seen in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A damaged banana plantation is seen in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A damaged banana plantation is seen in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Workers clear damaged trees in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

Workers clear damaged trees in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS

Workers clear damaged trees in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sebastian Perez via REUTERS
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Constructions debris are carried by the wind after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. 



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Constructions debris are carried by the wind after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Constructions debris are carried by the wind after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Rescue workers carry a woman into the Emergency Operation Centre after the the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. 


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Rescue workers carry a woman into the Emergency Operation Centre after the the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Rescue workers carry a woman into the Emergency Operation Centre after the the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. 

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Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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People arrive to the Emergency Operation Centre looking for shelter after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. 


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People arrive to the Emergency Operation Centre looking for shelter after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People arrive to the Emergency Operation Centre looking for shelter after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Rescue workers pray before walking out from the Emergency Operation Centre after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. 


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Rescue workers pray before walking out from the Emergency Operation Centre after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Rescue workers pray before walking out from the Emergency Operation Centre after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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