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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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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.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Tasneem Nashrulla at tasneem.nashrulla@buzzfeed.com.

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