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Today in Pictures: Oct. 3
Haitians take shelter ahead of Hurricane Matthew, LEGO sculptures at the White House and more of Monday's best photos.
A child from Africa is rescued from a distressed vessel by a member of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish organization, in the Mediteranean Sea, some 20 miles north of Libya. Thousands of migrants are "racing against the clock" to make the perilous crossing from Libya to Europe before colder temperatures arrive, with authorities in the conflict-torn country at a loss to stem the flow.
A woman with two of her children rests on the floor at a shelter in Les Cayes, Haiti, ahead of Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade, was gearing up Monday to deliver a potentially devastating blow to Haiti — a Caribbean country that's still struggling to rebound from a series of earlier natural disasters.
Thousands of protesters participate in a nationwide "Black Monday" strike in Warsaw, Poland, to protest a legislative proposal for a total ban on abortion. Massive protests were held in the rain in the streets of Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and elsewhere across the largely Catholic nation led by a conservative government.
A fighter with the Libyan forces affiliated with the Tripoli government is helped by comrades after being shot by a sniper on Oct. 2, in Sirte, Libya, the last bastion of ISIS in the chaos-wracked North African country.
Sunday in Pictures: Oct. 2