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Image: A woman with two of her children rest on the floor at the shelter set up in the Lycee Philippe Guerrier ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes


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.

Image: Audience members listen as U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers an economic speech during a campaign stop in Toledo

Supporters listen as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 3.


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.

ARIS MESSINIS / AFP - Getty Images

A pair of Chinese paramilitary police keep watch at a park in Beijing. Saturday was China's National Day holiday, the start of a week-long holiday period during which millions of Chinese travel and visit tourist sites.

Mark Schiefelbein / AP
Image: LEGO statues for the South by South Lawn Festival are seen at the White House in Washington

LEGO statues for South by South Lawn, billed as "a festival of ideas, arts, and action," are displayed at the White House.

Image: A woman with two of her children rest on the floor at the shelter set up in the Lycee Philippe Guerrier ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes

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.

Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Orenburg region

Russian President Vladimir Putin feeds a horse while visiting a center for wild horses at the Orenburg Nature Reserve in Russia. Vladimir Putin is on a working trip to the Orenburg region.


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.

Czarek Sokolowski / AP

A camel caravan returns to their farm during a sunset in Al Lisaili, about 30 miles south east of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Kamran Jebreili / AP

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

Manu Brabo / AP