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The weeks' 10 most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

Families of Caribbean hurricane evacuees who arrived on board the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, rush to greet their relatives, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. More than 3,000 people from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were brought to Florida on board the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale (JOE CAVARETTA/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Families of Caribbean hurricane evacuees who arrived on board the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, rush to greet their relatives, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. More than 3,000 people from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were brought to Florida on board the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale (JOE CAVARETTA/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Florida photos of the week for September 29 - October 6: This week's post features evacuees from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands arriving in Florida, a warehouse full of water being readied for transport to Puerto Rico, Eric Paddock expressing his dismay in Orlando at his brother's actions in Las Vegas, Orlando residents expressing their solidarity with Las Vegas and, on the lighter side, Dobby the hairless opossum.

All photos are from the Associated Press, the Tribune News Service or the Tampa Bay Times and were transmitted or published between September 29 and October 6.

(Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Portus Stevedoring stevedores prepare to load FEMA water for shipment on ships taking supplies to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

(EVE EDELHEIT | Times)

Jimmy Stefan found his silverware and glasses next door after evacuating and returning to his home in the neighborhood commonly referred to as "The Avenues" in Big Pine on Thursday, September 29, 2017. Stefan's house was completely gutted from Hurricane Irma and his neighbors home next door is completely gone.

(LUIS SANTANA | Times)

Josh Myers, Delaney O'Donnell, and Aiden O'Donell cosplaying as characters from Silent Hill at MegaCon Tampa bay inside of the Tampa Convention Center. The weekend long event features celebrity signings, photo ops, cosplay costume contests and more. [Saturday, September 30, 2017]

(ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times)

Flamenco dancer Esther Suarez-Moreno, of Tampa, performs at Leto High School Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. She danced flamenco at the school as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

(Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)

In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 photo, Dobby the hairless opossum, walks around its cage at the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Dobby was brought to the refuge in 2015, along with another hairless opossum, who passed away. The opossum's condition is a genetic anomaly.

(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Job seeker Alejandra Bastidas fills out an application at a job fair, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in September.

(WILL VRAGOVIC | Times)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) takes a moment before the first defensive series of the first quarter of the game between the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

Eric Paddock brother of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, speaks to members of the media outside his home, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Paddock told the Orlando Sentinel: "We are completely dumbfounded. We can't understand what happened."

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

Toni Reicher, right, hugs her daughter as nearby church bells ring during a vigil Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Orlando, Fla., to show solidarity with the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. Organizers say they want to show solidarity with those affected Sunday evening when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto a crowd of more than 22,000 at a country music festival.

Tim Rozgonyi

Twitter: @timrozgonyi

e-mail: trozgonyi@tampabay.com

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