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In Pictures: Sand and rubble remain where Jersey Shore once stood

Much of the battered state’s iconic waterfront was swept out to the merciless sea

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A car submerged in sand is seen amongst devastation from Hurricane Sandy on the south end of Long Beach Island, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012. The storm called Sandy produced devastation along the coasts, snow in Appalachia, power failures in Maine and high winds at the Great Lakes.

LUKE SHARRETT/NYT

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A woman walks past the remains of buildings in the wake from superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Atlantic City, N.J. Sandy was being blamed for at least six deaths across the state plus power outages that at their peak Monday affected 2.7 million residential and commercial customers.

Matt Slocum/AP

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A man carries his wife through the floodwaters in Hoboken, New Jersey, October 31, 2012. The U.S. Northeast began crawling back to normal on Wednesday after monster storm Sandy crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 45 people in nine states with a massive storm surge and rain that caused epic flooding.

GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS

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An aerial view of the damage around Atlantic City, New Jersey is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012. The U.S. Northeast began an arduous slog back to normal on Wednesday after historic storm Sandy crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 64 people with a massive storm surge that caused epic flooding.

REUTERS

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Utility trucks and first responders navigate flood waters on the main stretch of road in Peahala Park, New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, in this photograph taken on October 30, 2012 and released on October 31. The U.S. Northeast began an arduous slog back to normal on Wednesday after historic storm Sandy crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 64 people with a massive storm surge that caused epic flooding.

TIM AUBRY/REUTERS

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