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In this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 photo, damaged photos belonging to Florence Catania, of Deer Park, N.Y., are evaluated during restoration by Operation Photo Rescue-Hurricane Sandy, at New York's School of Visual Arts. Of all the pictures of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, some of the most lingering are the warped, stained ones that sat on the walls and shelves of flooded homes. The Sandy project promises to be one of Operation Photo Rescue's most expert and ambitious efforts yet. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Salvaging Sandy-ravaged photographs

February 4, 2013

Founded after Hurricane Katrina, a nonprofit network of photographers,

graphic artists and hobbyists have repaired more than 9,000 pictures

discolored by floods, pockmarked by debris, speckled by mold and

otherwise damaged by disasters in recent years. The Sandy project, which

started this weekend (Feb. 2), promises to be one of Operation Photo Rescue's most expert efforts yet.