Two men share a laugh as they and other residents of Old San Juan take advantage of the open hurricane shelter at City Hall in advance of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
Two men share a laugh as they and other residents of Old San Juan take advantage of the open hurricane shelter at City Hall in advance of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. CARL JUSTE CJUSTE@MIAMIHERALD.COM
Two men share a laugh as they and other residents of Old San Juan take advantage of the open hurricane shelter at City Hall in advance of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. CARL JUSTE CJUSTE@MIAMIHERALD.COM

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