Hurricane Sandy Slams into Eastern U.S.

By Bloomberg Photos - 2012-10-29T15:26:05Z

Photograph by Allison Joyce/Getty Images

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Sandy, the Atlantic Ocean superstorm, slammed into New Jersey and churned toward Philadelphia, plunging millions into darkness, blacking out much of Manhattan south of the Empire State Building and claiming lives from North Carolina to New England.

Left, the Empire State Building remains illuminated as a power outage hits Manhattan.