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In pictures: Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti and Cuba

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image captionPeople across several Caribbean nations are assessing the devastation brought by one of the most powerful hurricanes in a decade.
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image captionHurricane Matthew displaced thousands of people in Haiti. One of the worst hit places was Les Cayes, in south-west Haiti, where the storm made landfall.
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image captionFlood waters were reported to have reached shoulder-height in some parts of Haiti.
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image captionIn Haiti, one woman waits for a doctor at a temporary shelter - she was sent back from the hospital while waiting for her baby to be delivered by caesarean section
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image captionMany houses lost their roofs and streets were flooded.
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image captionThe storm made landfall near the east Cuban town of Baracoa.
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image captionParts of a banana farm in Guantanamo province, Cuba, lie destroyed after the storm passed through.
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image captionAfter Cuba, Hurricane Matthew roared towards the Bahamas where people stocked up on food and other essentials in preparation.
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image captionOn the island of Exuma, a boat washed up along the shore after tearing free of its moorings.
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image captionNow parts of the US are braced for the storm. South Carolina - where these residents prepared their beachfront home - has declared a state of emergency.
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image captionIn Kissimmee, Florida, the local Walmart was emptied of supplies as residents prepared for the storm.
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image captionJennifer Miller and her infant daughter Jubilee were among those sheltering at a Florida school on Thursday.
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image captionVolunteers helped shelter pets in the local elementary school in in St Augustine, Florida.

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