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On the Ground: Hurricane Sandy in Images

Debris on Staten Island

Staten Island Hurricane Sandy

(Image credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.)

Wood and other debris slams onto the shore of Staten Island, N.Y., as Hurricane Sandy approaches in New York Harbor, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

Wild Waves

Waves crash ashore near the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y., ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall on Monday, Oct. 29.

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Waves crash ashore near the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y., ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

Jennette's Pier, North Carolina

Jennette's Pier, Hurricane Sandy

(Image credit: Brandon Waterfield)

Waves from Hurricane Sandy pound Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C.

Nags Head Waves

Jennette's Pier, Hurricane Sandy

(Image credit: Brandon Waterfield)

A brave slicker-wearing soul photographs waves churned up by Hurricane Sandy in Nags Head, N.C.

Turbulent Atlantic

Hurricane-force winds create chaos in the Atlantic, shown in this image taken from Rye, N.H.

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Gusty winds create chaos in the Atlantic, shown in this image taken from Rye, N.H.

More Rough Seas

Rough seas seen here on Oct. 29, 2012, from Rye, N.H., as Hurricane Sandy moves up the East Coast.

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Rough seas seen here on Oct. 29, 2012, from Rye, N.H., as Hurricane Sandy moves up the East Coast.

Lost Facade

Hurricane Sandy's winds pulled off the front of this 4-floor apartment building in New York City on eighth avenue between 14th and 15th streets.

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Hurricane Sandy's winds pulled off the front of this four-floor apartment building in New York City on Eighth Avenue between 14th and 15th streets.

Tree Down

Damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday, Oct. 29.

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Damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

NYC Waves

hurricane sandy in NYC

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Waves crash ashore as Hurricane Sandy pushes ashore. This photo was taken in the evening of Monday, Oct. 29, in New York City.

The Hudson

The Hudson River overflows in New York City on Oct. 29, 2012.

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The Hudson River overflows in New York City on Oct. 29, 2012.