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Massive Storm Batters Northeastern U.S. Coast

At least 16 people in the northeastern United States and Canada have been reported killed as a result of heavy winds and widespread flooding caused by a massive storm. Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to cyclone status shortly after hitting land near Atlantic City, New Jersey, on the evening of October 29. However, it is still causing widespread destruction. Nearly 6 million people across the northeast are without power. The full extent of the storm damage is not expected to be clear until later on October 30. (22 PHOTOS)

Workers place sandbags at Exchange Place in New Jersey.
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Workers place sandbags at Exchange Place in New Jersey.

People stand on the beach watching the heavy surf caused by the approaching Hurricane Sandy, Cape May, New Jersey.
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People stand on the beach watching the heavy surf caused by the approaching Hurricane Sandy, Cape May, New Jersey.

Raymond Souza carries away a ladder after boarding up Tidal Rave's 5 & 10 gift shop on the boardwalk ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. 
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Raymond Souza carries away a ladder after boarding up Tidal Rave's 5 & 10 gift shop on the boardwalk ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. 

The Statue of Liberty is seen in the background as tourists from Russia pose for pictures on top of sand bags protecting Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, New York. 
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The Statue of Liberty is seen in the background as tourists from Russia pose for pictures on top of sand bags protecting Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, New York. 

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the press after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington. 
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the press after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington. 

A person walks through a park along the Hudson River across from New York's Lower Manhattan as rain falls in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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A person walks through a park along the Hudson River across from New York's Lower Manhattan as rain falls in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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

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

A New York Police officer guards a closed subway entrance in downtown Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy makes its approach in New York. 
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A New York Police officer guards a closed subway entrance in downtown Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy makes its approach in New York. 

Sandbags block the entrance of the New York Stock Exchange in downtown Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy draws near the city. 
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Sandbags block the entrance of the New York Stock Exchange in downtown Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy draws near the city. 

A woman takes a photo at Beach 98th street on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach in the Queens borough of New York. 
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A woman takes a photo at Beach 98th street on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach in the Queens borough of New York. 

People walk by sand bags in front of a building in Times Square as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area in New York City. 
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People walk by sand bags in front of a building in Times Square as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area in New York City. 

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

A flooded street between two casinos along the Boardwalk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City.
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A flooded street between two casinos along the Boardwalk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City.

U.S.Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, New Jersey, and the surrounding area is shown flooded in this handout photo supplied by the U.S. Coast Guard as Hurricane Sandy moves into the area.
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U.S.Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, New Jersey, and the surrounding area is shown flooded in this handout photo supplied by the U.S. Coast Guard as Hurricane Sandy moves into the area.

Flood waters rush into the Hoboken PATH train station through an elevator shaft in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Flood waters rush into the Hoboken PATH train station through an elevator shaft in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) in New York.
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Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) in New York.

A Con Edison worker walks through the flood waters on the corner of 33th Street and 1st Street in front of NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.
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A Con Edison worker walks through the flood waters on the corner of 33th Street and 1st Street in front of NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.

High surf on the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty in New York
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High surf on the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty in New York

A car drives through water driven onto a roadway by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York.
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A car drives through water driven onto a roadway by Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York.

The "HMS Bounty," a replica of an 18th-century sailing vessel, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina. At least one crew member died and another, the captain, is still missing.
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The "HMS Bounty," a replica of an 18th-century sailing vessel, is shown submerged in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina. At least one crew member died and another, the captain, is still missing.

"HMS Bounty" in a 2003 photo
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"HMS Bounty" in a 2003 photo

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