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21 Shocking Images Of Mexico After It Was Hit By Twin Tropical Storms

As many as 55 people have died and tens of thousands evacuated after some of Mexico’s worst storm damage in decades. (WARNING: Graphic content)

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A woman holds her baby while standing at the door of her damaged house in Veracruz, Mexico, on Sept. 17. Heavy rains lashed the country after tropical storms Manuel and Ingrid set off landslides and floods over three days, damaging bridges, roads and homes.

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A soldier wades through the water at the airport of Acapulco, a popular beach resort in Guerrero state, Mexico.

A three-day downpour cut off several roads in Acapulco, wrecking cars, and restricting the delivery of supplies to the Pacific port city of 750,000 people where the tourist trade has suffered in recent years from a surge in drug gang violence.

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A woman wades through the flood waters at the airport of Acapulco.

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The Mexican Army helps tourists board an airplane at the flooded airport of Acapulco.

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Police cars stranded at the Acapulco airport.

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Tourists queue at an improvised check-in counter at the Acapulco airport.

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People walk through flooded streets in Acapulco. Stranded tourists salvaged belongings from submerged cars in Acapulco which had become a floodplain on Tuesday.

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A dead pig lies among debris on a beach in Acapulco.

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A home collapsed into the Huacapa River which overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas.

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People stand next to a collapsed bridge over the Huacapa River near the town of Petaquillas.

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In this photo released by Mexico’s presidential press office, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto meets with people affected by Tropical Storm Manuel in Acapulco.

Pena Nieto toured the disaster zone on Monday and ordered efforts to reopen the highway that connects the port city to Mexico City.

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Soldiers and police work around the wreckage of a bus after it was buried by a mountain landslide at Altotonga in Veracruz state, along Mexico’s Gulf coast.

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People stand in a house flooded by mud after a mountain landslide in Altotonga.

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Soldiers search for survivors after a bus and two nearby houses were buried by a mountain landslide in Altotonga.

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Tourists wade through a flooded street in Acapulco.

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A man rides a jet ski in a flooded street in Acapulco.

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A young man carrying a stolen computer wades through a flooded street in Acapulco.

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A couple tries to remove their car from a swampy street in Acapulco.

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A car lies on its side after a portion of a hill collapsed due to heavy rains in Acapulco.

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Rain water pours into the beach due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in Acapulco.

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A woman is comforted as she sits next to all her dead family members after a landslide destroyed their home on the outskirts of Acapulco.

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