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Cubans Adapt a Month After Devastating Hotel Explosion

Baptists worship in an amphitheater more than a month after their church was severely damaged in the explosion at the Hotel Saratoga, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The gas leak that caused the explosion of the Saratoga on May 6, also damaged neighboring buildings including the Calvary Baptist Church.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Baptists worship in an amphitheater more than a month after their church was severely damaged in the explosion at the Hotel Saratoga, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The gas leak that caused the explosion of the Saratoga on May 6, also damaged neighboring buildings including the Calvary Baptist Church. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Havana (AP) -- The worshippers pray beneath a torrid sun, taking shelter beneath umbrellas or some of the few trees that border the Amphitheater of Old Havana, just a strip of highway from the channel into the city's harbor.

Hundreds of Baptists have been meeting on open-air bleachers set atop stone tiers for services on recent Sundays because their sanctuary, the 19th century Calvary Church, was severely damaged by an explosion at the neighboring Hotel Saratoga just over a month ago.