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<p>A woman covers her face in frustration while waiting for hours in line to get fuel outside at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A woman covers her face in frustration while waiting for hours in line to get fuel outside at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A woman covers her face in frustration while waiting for hours in line to get fuel outside at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Local residents argue for their place in line while waiting to get fuel at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Local residents argue for their place in line while waiting to get fuel at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Local residents argue for their place in line while waiting to get fuel at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>People line up on a Manhattan street to take buses back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York November 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

People line up on a Manhattan street to take buses back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People line up on a Manhattan street to take buses back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Commuters wait in their cars to drive over the Williamsburg Bridge into the Manhattan borough of New York, November 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Commuters wait in their cars to drive over the Williamsburg Bridge into the Manhattan borough of New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Commuters wait in their cars to drive over the Williamsburg Bridge into the Manhattan borough of New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A man pushes his car after running out of gas while waiting in line at a gas station that still has fuel in Fairfield, New Jersey November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A man pushes his car after running out of gas while waiting in line at a gas station that still has fuel in Fairfield, New Jersey November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man pushes his car after running out of gas while waiting in line at a gas station that still has fuel in Fairfield, New Jersey November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A view of a flooded escalator down to a platform beneath street level at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012.REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A view of a flooded escalator down to a platform beneath street level at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012.REUTERS/Mike...more

A view of a flooded escalator down to a platform beneath street level at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012.REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>An officer from the New York Police Department inspects vehicles to confirm that they have three or more passengers before they are allowed to drive over the Williamsburg Bridge into the Manhattan borough in New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

An officer from the New York Police Department inspects vehicles to confirm that they have three or more passengers before they are allowed to drive over the Williamsburg Bridge into the Manhattan borough in New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas...more

An officer from the New York Police Department inspects vehicles to confirm that they have three or more passengers before they are allowed to drive over the Williamsburg Bridge into the Manhattan borough in New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Helicopters fly over the skyline of lower Manhattan as it sits in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford </p>

Helicopters fly over the skyline of lower Manhattan as it sits in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Helicopters fly over the skyline of lower Manhattan as it sits in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>A girl looks toward a gas station as she and her parents wait with hundreds of others for over three hours to fuel up their vehicles in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A girl looks toward a gas station as she and her parents wait with hundreds of others for over three hours to fuel up their vehicles in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A girl looks toward a gas station as she and her parents wait with hundreds of others for over three hours to fuel up their vehicles in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>A child eats food outside a grocery store damaged by Hurricane Sandy that was handing out food and other supplies in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A child eats food outside a grocery store damaged by Hurricane Sandy that was handing out food and other supplies in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A child eats food outside a grocery store damaged by Hurricane Sandy that was handing out food and other supplies in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A man fights for his place in line while waiting to get fuel at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

A man fights for his place in line while waiting to get fuel at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A man fights for his place in line while waiting to get fuel at a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>People travel in a bus from Manhattan back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

People travel in a bus from Manhattan back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People travel in a bus from Manhattan back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>People wait to for gas at a Hess fueling station in Great Neck, New York November 1, 2012. 
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>

People wait to for gas at a Hess fueling station in Great Neck, New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People wait to for gas at a Hess fueling station in Great Neck, New York November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Workers pump water out of a flooded Citibank branch in New York's financial district October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

Workers pump water out of a flooded Citibank branch in New York's financial district October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Workers pump water out of a flooded Citibank branch in New York's financial district October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>A car drives through water due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A car drives through water due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A car drives through water due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A flooded stairwell down to a platform beneath street level at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy, October 31, 2012.  REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

A flooded stairwell down to a platform beneath street level at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar more

A flooded stairwell down to a platform beneath street level at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>People line up on a Manhattan street to take buses back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

People line up on a Manhattan street to take buses back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People line up on a Manhattan street to take buses back to the Brooklyn borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A turnstile in an area that was completely flooded at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A turnstile in an area that was completely flooded at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A turnstile in an area that was completely flooded at the South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal in lower Manhattan, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines in Manhattan, following Hurricane Sandy, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>People scramble for food and supplies being handed outside a grocery store damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York, November 1, 2012. 
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>

People scramble for food and supplies being handed outside a grocery store damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People scramble for food and supplies being handed outside a grocery store damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Local residents look to get fuel from a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Local residents look to get fuel from a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Local residents look to get fuel from a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>People buy food from a temporary street market in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, October 31, 2012. 

 REUTERS/Andrew Kelly </p>

People buy food from a temporary street market in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People buy food from a temporary street market in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>A police officer chases the media off the Bellevue Hospital property in front of a hose that is spewing water out of the basement during an evacuation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

A police officer chases the media off the Bellevue Hospital property in front of a hose that is spewing water out of the basement during an evacuation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A police officer chases the media off the Bellevue Hospital property in front of a hose that is spewing water out of the basement during an evacuation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A woman waits with others to charge electrical devices at a mobile charging station in the devastated section of the Rockaways at the Queens borough of New York, November 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A woman waits with others to charge electrical devices at a mobile charging station in the devastated section of the Rockaways at the Queens borough of New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A woman waits with others to charge electrical devices at a mobile charging station in the devastated section of the Rockaways at the Queens borough of New York, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Debris litters the entrance inside the South Ferry subway station in New York, October 31, 2012. 
REUTERS/MTA</p>

Debris litters the entrance inside the South Ferry subway station in New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/MTA

Debris litters the entrance inside the South Ferry subway station in New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/MTA

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<p>A flooded stairwell which leads down to a platform beneath street level at the flooded South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines, in lower Manhattan, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A flooded stairwell which leads down to a platform beneath street level at the flooded South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines, in lower Manhattan, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A flooded stairwell which leads down to a platform beneath street level at the flooded South Ferry-Whitehall Subway Terminal, which serves the 1, R and N subway lines, in lower Manhattan, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A closed subway station is seen in lower Manhattan after subway service was suspended due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A closed subway station is seen in lower Manhattan after subway service was suspended due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A closed subway station is seen in lower Manhattan after subway service was suspended due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Residents hold containers while waiting for hours to get fuel from a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Residents hold containers while waiting for hours to get fuel from a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Residents hold containers while waiting for hours to get fuel from a gas station in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>A woman buys a flashlight in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

A woman buys a flashlight in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A woman buys a flashlight in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>People board a shuttle bus outside the Barclays Center to cross the East River as Long Island Railroad and subway services remain out of service after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy, in Brooklyn, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/MTA</p>

People board a shuttle bus outside the Barclays Center to cross the East River as Long Island Railroad and subway services remain out of service after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy, in Brooklyn, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/MTA

People board a shuttle bus outside the Barclays Center to cross the East River as Long Island Railroad and subway services remain out of service after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy, in Brooklyn, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/MTA

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<p>People charge their cell phones at a generator supplied by a local theatre troupe in the Lower East Village in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, October 31, 2012. The theatre set up a generator, power cords and a table for the community to charge their phones. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

People charge their cell phones at a generator supplied by a local theatre troupe in the Lower East Village in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, October 31, 2012. The theatre set up a generator, power cords and a table for the community...more

People charge their cell phones at a generator supplied by a local theatre troupe in the Lower East Village in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York, October 31, 2012. The theatre set up a generator, power cords and a table for the community to charge their phones. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>An MTA employee prepares hoses to pump 43 million gallons of water out of each of the tubes of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel in New York October 31, 2012. TREUTERS/MTA</p>

An MTA employee prepares hoses to pump 43 million gallons of water out of each of the tubes of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel in New York October 31, 2012. TREUTERS/MTA

An MTA employee prepares hoses to pump 43 million gallons of water out of each of the tubes of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel in New York October 31, 2012. TREUTERS/MTA

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<p>People gather around a campfire to keep warm in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the lower east side in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

People gather around a campfire to keep warm in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the lower east side in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People gather around a campfire to keep warm in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the lower east side in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Maintenance men work to pump water from an apartment building in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford </p>

Maintenance men work to pump water from an apartment building in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Maintenance men work to pump water from an apartment building in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>People queue to use a payphone in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York from Hurricane Sandy in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly </p>

People queue to use a payphone in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York from Hurricane Sandy in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People queue to use a payphone in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York from Hurricane Sandy in New York October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>A man looks towards a gas station while waiting for hours with hundreds of others to fuel up their vehicles in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A man looks towards a gas station while waiting for hours with hundreds of others to fuel up their vehicles in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A man looks towards a gas station while waiting for hours with hundreds of others to fuel up their vehicles in the New York City borough of Queens on November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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