Marianne Ward poses for a portrait near a U.S. flag in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 20, 2013. Ward is in the final stages of accepting the buyout of a home after Hurricane Sandy ... more 
Marianne Ward poses for a portrait near a U.S. flag in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 20, 2013. Ward is in the final stages of accepting the buyout of a home after Hurricane Sandy destroyed it. A year after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across the eastern United States, only a fraction of the aid money earmarked for recovery has been used, in what some claim is a painfully slow and opaque process. Picture taken September 20, 2013. To match story STORM-SANDY/MONEY REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS DISASTER PORTRAIT) less 
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Fri, Oct 25, 2013 8:21 AM EDT