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Cubans brace for Hurricane Sandy

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A man balances a child and umbrella on his bike as it rains during the approach of Hurricane Sandy in Manzanillo, Cuba, Oct. 24, 2012.

Associated Press reports — Hurricane Sandy's howling winds and rains lashed precarious shantytowns, stranded travelers and caused rivers to rise dangerously Wednesday as it roared across Jamaica on a course that would take it on to Cuba and then possibly threaten Florida.

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People remove a boat from the water ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in Manzanillo, Cuba, Oct. 24.

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Citizens line up to be given water as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in Bayamo, Cuba, Oct. 24.

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A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Sandy approaching Cuba on Oct. 24.

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