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In the eye of Earl

<p>Beach houses remain mostly undamaged as Hurricane Earl passed by Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Beach houses remain mostly undamaged as Hurricane Earl passed by Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Beach houses remain mostly undamaged as Hurricane Earl passed by Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Rain and high winds from Hurricane Earl hit Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Rain and high winds from Hurricane Earl hit Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Rain and high winds from Hurricane Earl hit Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Local resident Russell Lowe kayaks along a beach road during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Local resident Russell Lowe kayaks along a beach road during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Local resident Russell Lowe kayaks along a beach road during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Ennes Littrell (L) from Philadelphia stands on a deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with local residents June (C) and John Parker as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Ennes Littrell (L) from Philadelphia stands on a deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with local residents June (C) and John Parker as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Ennes Littrell (L) from Philadelphia stands on a deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with local residents June (C) and John Parker as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>A girl is lowered onto a gurney after being hit by a log which was propelled by a large wave as she watched the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

A girl is lowered onto a gurney after being hit by a log which was propelled by a large wave as she watched the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A girl is lowered onto a gurney after being hit by a log which was propelled by a large wave as she watched the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>People stand in a flooded parking lot and look out to sea ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

People stand in a flooded parking lot and look out to sea ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

People stand in a flooded parking lot and look out to sea ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Rain and high winds from Hurricane Earl hit Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Rain and high winds from Hurricane Earl hit Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Rain and high winds from Hurricane Earl hit Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>A local business with boarded up windows expresses their displeasure with the arrival of hurricane Earl as it approaches Falmouth, Massachusetts, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Adam Hunger </p>

A local business with boarded up windows expresses their displeasure with the arrival of hurricane Earl as it approaches Falmouth, Massachusetts, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

A local business with boarded up windows expresses their displeasure with the arrival of hurricane Earl as it approaches Falmouth, Massachusetts, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

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<p>Cars pass along the flooded beach road during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Cars pass along the flooded beach road during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Cars pass along the flooded beach road during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Men watch the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Men watch the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Men watch the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Workers apply tape to windows at the "House of Blues" on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer </p>

Workers apply tape to windows at the "House of Blues" on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Workers apply tape to windows at the "House of Blues" on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>Beach sand is built up into a dune from the high winds and tide from Hurricane Earl in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Beach sand is built up into a dune from the high winds and tide from Hurricane Earl in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Beach sand is built up into a dune from the high winds and tide from Hurricane Earl in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>A motorist tows his boat on the road heading north off of Hatteras Island as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

A motorist tows his boat on the road heading north off of Hatteras Island as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

A motorist tows his boat on the road heading north off of Hatteras Island as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Martin Murphy (L) watches as Anthony Ezzo (R) casts into the ocean in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Martin Murphy (L) watches as Anthony Ezzo (R) casts into the ocean in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Martin Murphy (L) watches as Anthony Ezzo (R) casts into the ocean in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Traffic along a flooded beach road is seen through a rainy windshield during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Traffic along a flooded beach road is seen through a rainy windshield during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Traffic along a flooded beach road is seen through a rainy windshield during Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>A surfer runs from the waves to the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer </p>

A surfer runs from the waves to the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

A surfer runs from the waves to the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>A man waits as he pumps gas from a station with boarded up windows ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

A man waits as he pumps gas from a station with boarded up windows ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A man waits as he pumps gas from a station with boarded up windows ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Hatteras Island resident Enise Halminski and her brother Damon Murray, from Michigan, look out at the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Waves, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. 

REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Hatteras Island resident Enise Halminski and her brother Damon Murray, from Michigan, look out at the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Waves, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Hatteras Island resident Enise Halminski and her brother Damon Murray, from Michigan, look out at the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Waves, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Motorists head north along Route 12 as they evacuate from Hatteras Island, North Carolina, as Hurricane Earl approaches, September 1, 2010


REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Motorists head north along Route 12 as they evacuate from Hatteras Island, North Carolina, as Hurricane Earl approaches, September 1, 2010 REUTERS/Richard Clement

Motorists head north along Route 12 as they evacuate from Hatteras Island, North Carolina, as Hurricane Earl approaches, September 1, 2010 REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>The eye of Hurricane Earl in a photo taken from the International Space Station on August 30, 2010.


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The eye of Hurricane Earl in a photo taken from the International Space Station on August 30, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

The eye of Hurricane Earl in a photo taken from the International Space Station on August 30, 2010. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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<p>Local resident John Parker looks out over the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Local resident John Parker looks out over the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Local resident John Parker looks out over the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Mike Damico boards up his windows as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement</p>

Mike Damico boards up his windows as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Mike Damico boards up his windows as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Local residents fish from a pier over the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010.  REUTERS/Richard Clement </p>

Local residents fish from a pier over the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Local residents fish from a pier over the Atlantic Ocean as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>Beach goers watch the tide come in as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010.  REUTERS/Richard Clement</p>

Beach goers watch the tide come in as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

Beach goers watch the tide come in as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement

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<p>A lifeguard watches the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

A lifeguard watches the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A lifeguard watches the ocean ahead of Hurricane Earl in Montauk, New York September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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