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Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy swept through the East Coast, leaving 128 people dead and causing an estimated $71 billion in damage. The superstorm destroyed seaside amusement parks in New York and New Jersey. (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

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