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In pictures: Tropical Storm Noel

A man attempts to clean up the area near his house in Cite Soleil, a shanty-town in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, 1 November

Tropical Storm Noel has caused floods and mudslides as it lashed Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

A Haitian girl carries bananas on her head in a flooded street in Cite Soleil, 1 November

Whole families have been swept away, with many dead or still missing.

Refugees line up to get food and supplies from UN peacekeepers at a school in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, 31 October

In Haiti floodwaters rushed through the shanty town of Cite Soleil in the capital, Port-au-Prince, where UN soldiers set up makeshift shelters for storm refugees.

A man looks at the flooded river Haina in Santo Domingo, 31 October

Hundreds of volunteers have joined the Dominican Republic's civil defence force to help rescue stranded people in communities cut off by widespread flooding.

A member of the Red Cross helps pregnant women standing in line in Cite Soleil, 1 November

The authorities have warned people to remain on high alert with heavy rain expected to cause further destruction.

People walk in a flooded street in Santo Domingo, 31 October

Noel is the deadliest storm in this part of the Caribbean since Tropical Storm Jeanne hit Haiti in 2004, triggering floods and mudslides that killed more than 2,000 people.

A woman stands in a flooded road in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1 November

Rescue services are struggling to reach remote towns in the Haitian countryside, and fear the death toll could rise.

People struggle to cross a flooded street in La Plaine, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 30 Oct

Haiti is especially vulnerable to flash floods and mudslides because most of its trees have been felled to make charcoal.

Two girls walk through an area flooded by heavy rains in San Cristobal, west of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 30 Oct

In the Dominican Republic, people climbed onto roofs or into trees to escape the flood waters.

A jogger and a cyclist make their way through a passing squall on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida, 31 October

The US National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for Florida's south-east coast as the storm heads towards the Bahamas.

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