‘Worst Ever Seen’: European Leaders View Devastated Islands

France’s president and the Dutch king visited Caribbean territories on Tuesday that have been hammered by Hurricane Irma, trying to quell accusations by residents that European governments were unprepared, slow to react and sometimes even racist in their responses to the devastation.

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Hurricane Irma, as Seen From the International Space Station

Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, slammed into the Caribbean packing sustained winds of 185 mph and is now taking aim at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. This photo, taken from the International Space Station on Tuesday, shows the size of the storm and its exceptionally well-defined eye.

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