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In pictures: Hurricane Dennis

Hurricane Dennis whips an airport in Key West, Florida

Hurricane Dennis has begun hitting the Florida Keys, where a warning is in place. This picture of an airport on Key West was sent in by BBC News website user W J Lilley.

A boy carries his bicycle through flowing floodwaters after Hurricane Dennis struck Jamaica

In Jamaica, BBC News website user A Ilhan took this picture of a boy carrying his bicycle through flood waters.

Two children and a man look on after being hit by flood waters

A Jamaican man and two young children look helpless as high flood waters flow through the home they are in. Photograph by A Ilhan.

Fishermen in Havana secure their boats

Dennis made landfall in Cuba, where residents had been preparing for its arrival.

Cubans use a cart to move their belongings

At least 10 people are thought to have died, and coastal areas have been evacuated.

A woman in Grand Goave, Haiti, looks at what is left of the local bridge after floods caused by Hurricane Dennis swept it away.

The storm caused major damage in Haiti, where at least five were killed and many more are missing.

People cross a flooded river in Haiti

Tens of thousands were left stranded, after bridges collapsed and landslides blocked roads.

Women shelter themselves from the rain in Les Cayes, Haiti

In the coastal town of Les Cayes, women took cover from the rainstorm.

Boys play football in Les Cayes, Haiti

But the weather did not put some Haitian boys off their kickabout.

Electrical poles are knocked down by gusting winds in Port Morant, Jamaica

Earlier in Jamaica, high winds knocked down electrical posts and uprooted trees.

A man rides through floodwaters in Caymanas Park, Saint Catherine, Jamaica.

Some Jamaican towns were cut off by floodwaters.

A Key West businessman boards up his business

Dennis could also hit eastern Florida in the US, where a state of emergency has been declared.

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