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Superstorm Sandy: Before and after photos

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Images of the aftermath of superstorm Sandy clearly show the devastation it wrought, including at least 64 deaths and billions of dollars in damages throughout the East Coast.

These amazing before and after photographs help bear witness to the destructive force of the powerful wind gusts, torrential rains and massive storm surges.

The Battery Park underpass in New York City took on about 12 feet of water during the storm.

Before Sandy:

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(Google Maps)


After Sandy:

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(Getty)

Seaside, N.J., was a bustling destination featuring a roller coaster and Ferris wheel along the Jersey Shore:

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(Yahoo! Travel/Dan Beards/flickr)

But Sandy swept the roller coaster into the ocean:

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(Reuters)


The OC Fishing Pier in Ocean City, Md., survived Hurricane Irene a year ago:

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(Laura Emmons/The Daily Times)


The pier held up after Sandy, too:

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(AP)


The historic boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., has seen better times:

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(Yahoo! Travel/londondreamer2/flickr)

Sandy ravaged the famed boardwalk:

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(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The replica HMS Bounty, a tall ship built for the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty," was on its way from New London, Conn., to its winter berth in St. Petersburg, Fla., when it foundered. The two-masted tall ship and two crew members were lost at sea. Fourteen others were rescued.

The Bounty before the storm:

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(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The Bounty sank in the Atlantic, 90 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C.:

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(AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski)

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