Hurricane Sandy hits the US

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A taxi parking lot is flooded in Hoboken, New Jersey

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Burned out homes in Breezy Point, New York City

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An Atlantic City resident inspects the damage near her home

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The rescue team at work in Breezy Point, New York City

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Boating through the flood in Sayville, New York

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Residents including a young child are rescued by emergency personnel from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey.

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Water floods the Plaza Shops in Manhattan.

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Residents look over the remains of burned homes in Rockaways,New York

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Homes devastated by fire in Queens, New York.

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Uprooted trees all across the East coast have created untold damage.

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Residents inspect damage along Point Pleasant Beach. New Jersey.

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Homes surrounded by floodwaters pushed up by high tide and the storm surge.

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A family inspect their crushed car, New York.

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walk among homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York .

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Debris litters the floor of Exchange Place in New Jersey.

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Homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York.

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Debris litter a flooded street in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn after the city awakens to the affects of Hurricane Sandy.

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Residents are rescued by emergency personnel from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey.

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Homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York.

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Floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy rush into the Trans-Hudson's Hoboken, New Jersey station via an elevator shaft.

Floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy rush into the Trans-Hudson's Hoboken, New Jersey station via an elevator shaft.

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Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York.

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Taxi cabs line a flooded street in Queens

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Rising water, caused by Hurricane Sandy, rushes into a subterranean parking garage, in the Financial District of New York, United States.

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Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), in the Financial District of New York.

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Fire fighters evaluate the scene of an apartment building which had the front wall collapse due to Hurricane Sandy in New York.

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An apartment building which had the front wall collapse due to Hurricane Sandy in New York

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A frame from a video shows a crew member of the HMS Bounty being lifted to a Coast Guard rescue helicopter in a rescue, 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the HMS Bounty, the 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina.

This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the HMS Bounty, the 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina.

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The storm surge from Hurricane Sandy breaks against a beach below homes in Shinnecock Hills, New York.

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Waters from Hurricane Sandy start to flood Beach Avenue, Cape May, New Jersey.

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A workman cuts a tree in pieces after it fell on top of a car in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Powerlines hang overhead as a man wades through a street flooded during Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City.

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Flag shreds flap in the wind and rain in a park along the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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A partially collapsed crane hangs from a high-rise building in Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy makes its approach in New York.

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A man takes a picture while a wave crashes over the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, as Hurricane Sandy intensifies.

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A man wades through a street flooded during Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City.

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An abandoned home is inundated with water at Shinnecock Bay in Southampton, New York.

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A truck drives through water pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York.

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A woman takes photographs of waves pushed over a road by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York.

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People make their way up a flooded Guy Lomardo Avenue as high tide and winds from Hurricane Sandy combine to flood the area in Freeport, New York.

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A man walks across a flooded street in the Belle Harbor section of the Queens borough of New York.

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A pedestrian crosses a vacant Market street with winds and rain from Hurricane Sandy in Philadelphia.

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A car sits in a flooded street near the ocean ahead of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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A man stands on the beach to watch the storm surf, kicked up ahead of Hurricane Sandy, in Southampton, New York.

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Vanessa Pumo walks her dog Bella as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy arrive and batter Manhattan behind her.

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The floor of the New York Stock Exchange is empty of traders, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. All major U.S. stock and options exchanges will remain closed Monday with Hurricane Sandy nearing landfall on the East Coast.

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Sandbags protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Workers stack sandbags beside concrete barriers to protect buildings near the World Financial Center in anticipation of flooding.

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A lone pedestrian walks through an empty Times Square early Monday morning.

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Hurricane Sandy is threatening 50 million people on America's heavily-populated East Coast, with forecasters warning that New York could bear the brunt of the one-of-a-kind superstorm.

 
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This satellite image of the massive hurricane was taken at 5.02pm UK time on Sunday.

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Forecasters warned the storm could wreak havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes, and states of emergency have been declared from North Carolina to Connecticut.

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The impact of the storm effects from Hurricane Sandy, which has yet to arrive in the region, creates waves that pummel the belly of the decking that squirts between the boards, spraying children's bikes that rest at the front door of an apartment

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New York and Philadelphia moved to shut down their subways, buses and commuter trains on Sunday night and announced that schools would be closed on Monday. Boston, Washington and Baltimore also shut down schools.

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Tourists from Russia pose for pictures on top of sand bags protecting Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, New York.

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A woman and child walk through an aisle, emptied in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, in a Wal-Mart store in Riverhead, New York.

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As rain from the leading edges of the monster hurricane began to fall over the north-east, tens of thousands of people in coastal areas from Maryland to Connecticut were under orders to clear out.