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A single room is illuminated in a block of high-rise apartment buildings that remain devoid of power, heat, and water in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A single room is illuminated in a block of high-rise apartment buildings that remain devoid of power, heat, and water in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A single room is illuminated in a block of high-rise apartment buildings that remain devoid of power, heat, and water in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of New York, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A utility crews works to repair and restore phone service that was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 13, 2012. Residents of New York and New Jersey were told to prepare for a long recovery from Superstorm Sandy, as thousands of people grappled with cleaning up their properties, the extended lack of electricity and gasoline shortages nine days after the storm. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A utility crews works to repair and restore phone service that was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 13, 2012. Residents of New York and New Jersey were told to prepare for a long recovery from Superstorm Sandy,...more

A utility crews works to repair and restore phone service that was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 13, 2012. Residents of New York and New Jersey were told to prepare for a long recovery from Superstorm Sandy, as thousands of people grappled with cleaning up their properties, the extended lack of electricity and gasoline shortages nine days after the storm. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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Utility workers from Arizona work on power lines in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York, November 13, 2012. The Rockaways peninsula of the city's Queens borough was especially hard hit when Sandy barrelled into the East Coast on October 29, unleashing a record storm surge that flooded low-lying areas and fierce winds that toppled trees and power lines. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Utility workers from Arizona work on power lines in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York, November 13, 2012. The Rockaways peninsula of the city's Queens borough was especially hard hit when Sandy barrelled into the East Coast on...more

Utility workers from Arizona work on power lines in the Rockaway Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York, November 13, 2012. The Rockaways peninsula of the city's Queens borough was especially hard hit when Sandy barrelled into the East Coast on October 29, unleashing a record storm surge that flooded low-lying areas and fierce winds that toppled trees and power lines. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A U.S. Army soldier from North Carolina cleans a street flooded by Hurricane Sandy in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island in New York City, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A U.S. Army soldier from North Carolina cleans a street flooded by Hurricane Sandy in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island in New York City, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A U.S. Army soldier from North Carolina cleans a street flooded by Hurricane Sandy in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island in New York City, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A large pile of utility poles await use by utility crews working to replace damaged poles to restore phone and electrical service that was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A large pile of utility poles await use by utility crews working to replace damaged poles to restore phone and electrical service that was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A large pile of utility poles await use by utility crews working to replace damaged poles to restore phone and electrical service that was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek
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