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Before-and-after views of the Caribbean island of St. Martin six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Before-and-after views of the Caribbean island of St. Martin six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria
A photo collage shows debris-strewn streets on the Carribean island of St. Martin, top row, after the passage of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 7, 2017, and the same views on Feb. 27, 2018. (Martin Bureau / AFP/Getty Images; Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)

Six months after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, the island of St. Martin is slowly rebuilding, but the scars of the most powerful hurricane ever known in the West Indies remain clearly visible.

A street in the capital, Marigot, covered in debris on Sept. 8, 2017. (Martin Bureau / AFP/Getty Images)
A street in the capital, Marigot, that has been cleared and refurbished on Feb. 28, 2018. (Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
A street in the capital, Marigot, covered in debris on Sept. 8, 2017, has been cleared and refurbished on Feb. 28, 2018. (Martin Bureau / AFP/Getty Images; Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
A sailboat was deposited within a few feet of a cemetery in Marigot on Sept. 9, 2017. (Martin Bureau / AFP/Getty Images)
The area has been restored but the cemetery wall is still broken on Feb. 28, 2018. (Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
A sailboat was deposited within a few feet of a cemetery in Marigot on Sept. 9, 2017. The area has been restored but the cemetery wall is still broken on Feb. 28, 2018. (Martin Bureau / AFP/Getty Images; Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
A mound of debris is piled in front of a damaged building in Orient Bay on the Carribean island of St. Martin on Sept. 7, 2017, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. (Martin Bureau / AFP/Getty Images)
The area has been cleared and a palm tree replanted, though some cosmetic damage remains, on Feb. 27, 2018. (Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
A mound of debris is piled in front of a damaged building in Orient Bay on the Carribean island of St. Martin on Sept. 7, 2017, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. The area has been cleared and a palm tree replanted, though some cosmetic damage remains, on Feb. 27, 2018. (Martin Bureau / AFP/Getty Images; Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)

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