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In pictures: Hurricane Ike

Waves batter the Malecon seafront in Havana (09/09/08)

Hurricane Ike made its second landfall in Cuba, south of the capital, Havana, bringing fierce winds and torrential rains, before heading back out to sea.

Residents walk down a street after heavy rains in Havana (09/09/08)

The rim of the storm rattled the capital, as huge waves pounded the seafront promenade and strong winds felled trees - but the city did not take a direct hit as had been feared.

Evacuees from Hurricane Ike rest at a shelter in Havana (09/09/08)

Nearly 1.25 million people across the country remain in makeshift shelters where they have been riding out the storm.

Residents shelter from heavy rain in Camaguey, Cuba's third-largest city, on 8 September 2008

Only days ago the Hurricane Ike ravaged eastern parts of the island, damaging houses and destroying crops.

Trains sit at a station hit by heavy rain in Camaguey on 8 September 2008

In Camaguey, Cuba's third-largest city, electricity poles were felled and older buildings reduced to rubble as the eye of the storm passed.

Waves at Baracoa, Cuba, on 7 September 2008

The power of Hurricane Ike was felt in Cuba long before it made landfall on Sunday, with storm surges hitting the coast.

Flooded streets of Baracoa in eastern Cuba 7 September

The streets of some eastern towns were flooded, with rain and powerful winds hampering the clean-up effort.

Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales

Hurricane Ike has already left a trail of destruction, hitting the low-lying Caribbean Turks and Caicos islands late on Saturday. The prime minister said 80% of homes on the main islands had been destroyed.

Flooded street on Providenciales island in the Turks and Caicos

Then a Category Four hurricane, it brought a storm surge 13-18ft (4-5.5m) above normal tide levels, enough to flood this street in Providenciales island.

Residents stand in a house in Cabaret hit by Hurricane Ike on 7 September 2008

Ike also brought devastation to Haiti, which has seen four storms in three weeks. At least 61 people died in flooding and mudslides in Cabaret, to the north of the capital Port-au-Prince.




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