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In pictures: Hurricane Charley
Wrecked homes, Florida
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Hurricane Charley cut a swathe through the state of Florida.
Wrecked boats
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Many homes and businesses were wrecked.
Traffic jam on road out of St Petersburg, Florida
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Nearly one million people had been urged to leave their homes in the areas most at risk.
Dan Strong removes clothing from his mobile home in Punta Gorda a day after Charley struck
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Florida residents are used to hurricanes, but despite the warnings, this storm took many by surprise.
Duane West searches for items in front of his home in Punta Gorda, Florida
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Afterwards, people tried to salvage what they could from the wreckage.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush (left) with his brother, US President George W Bush, and local officials
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US President George W Bush toured the area to inspect the damage.
Dock master Bill Whaley (left) tightens a line on a boat as he prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Charley in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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North Carolina residents prepared for Hurricane Charley's arrival - although it had been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit.
A Cuban woman stands by the ruins of her house, destroyed by the hurricane
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Charley arrived from Cuba, where there was also widespread destruction.
Cuban Mirta Estrada (left) and her son Yosel Fuente survey the damage in Baracoa, western Cuba
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The storm passed through the island on Friday, flattening beach homes.

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