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Sandy switches OFF the City of Blinding Lights

Last updated on: October 31, 2012 17:08 IST

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Large parts of New York City remained powerless even after superstorm Sandy receded late on Tuesday. The city, fabled for its towering skyscrapers and incandescent lights, has been reeling under an almost total black-out.

But resilient New Yorkers have braved nasty weather and power cuts to step out of their homes, where they were holed up while the superstorm ravaged the east coast.

We bring you some images of the city and its residents trying to find the light in these dark times.

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. Hurricane Sandy began battering the US east coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and left thousands without power.

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Photographs: Keith Bedford/Reuters

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Manager Devin Vilardi wears a headlamp while doing paperwork at Professor Thom's bar, that is still serving drinks even though they have no power, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York . Millions of people faced epic flooding and lengthy power outages on Tuesday after the massive storm  wreaked havoc in much of eastern US with high winds and heavy rains.     


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Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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Two people look at a laptop screen in front of a building that still has wireless internet access in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York.

Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm.

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Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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Patrons drink at a bar that has no power and is only using candlelight in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York. 

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Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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People line up to buy food from a cart in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York.    

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Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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A view of the lit-up Empire State Building from Union Square Park in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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A woman buys a flashlight in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York.

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Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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People ride a bus through Union Square Park in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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