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Hurricane Sandy, Before and After, One Year Later

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Next week will mark the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's landfall in New Jersey. Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (by diameter), the second-costliest storm in U.S. history, affecting 24 states, and was responsible for more than $65 billion in damage and hundreds of deaths from Jamaica to New England. Getty Images recently sent photographers to New York and New Jersey to rephotograph some of the iconic images from last year, to show the difference a year can make, as affected communities still work toward recovery. Starting with photo #2, the images are interactive, click on them to see a transition from "before" to "after". [15 photo pairs]

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Two photographs combined into one image, showing the remains of burned homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens on October 31, 2012 (upper left), and newly built homes and vacant lots in the same neighborhood, one year later, on October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Mario Tama/Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Two photographs combined into one image, showing the remains of burned homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens on October 31, 2012 (upper left), and newly built homes and vacant lots in the same neighborhood, one year later, on October 21, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. (Mario Tama/Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A before-and-after pair of images, the first showing rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushing into a parking garage on October 29, 2012 in New York City, and the next (click to fade), the re-opened garage, on October 22, 2013. Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. [click image to view transition] (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
A before-and-after pair of images showing the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, as it sits flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012, and (click to fade) today, as traffic passes from Manhattan into the Tunnel on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Allison Joyce/John Moore/Getty Images) #
In the first photo, a lone figure makes his way down South 9th Street as high tide, rain and winds flood local streets on October 29, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. The "after photo" (click to fade), show the same view of South 9th Street as photographed almost one year following Superstorm Sandy, on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) #
People walk past sandbags on a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York, and (click to fade) people walk past the same building a year later, on October 23, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
In the "before" photo, the remains of burned homes are surrounded by water due to Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, on October 31, 2012. The next image (click to fade) shows newly built homes and vacant lots in the same neighborhood, on October 21, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Mario Tama/Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
Before: residents of West Lido Boulevard take a break during cleanup operations following Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. After (click to fade): cars sit parked in the driveway of the same home on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) #
Last year, the Monmouth Beach pavilion sat surrounded by debris caused by Superstorm Sandy on November 8, 2012 in Monmouth, New Jersey. Now (click to fade) the pavilion stands cleared of debris, on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Allison Joyce/Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
Before: an emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat, after their neighborhood experienced flooding due to Superstorm Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, on October 30, 2012. After (click to fade): the same home, on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
Last year: a volunteer surveys a pile of boats, dumped by Superstorm Sandy in Highlands, New Jersey, on November 1, 2012. This year (click to fade): boats are stored at the same marina, on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
The first image shows a church cross standing amid wreckage from Superstorm Sandy at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Long Branch, New Jersey, on October 31, 2012. In the secend image (click to fade), the same cross is shown on October 21, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Mario Tama/Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
Before: a man walks through a flooded street after Superstorm Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, on October 30, 2012. After (click to fade): the same house, on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
The first photo shows clean-up underway, among piles of debris where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away in the Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, on November 10, 2012. In the second image (click to fade) cars sit parked on the same steet, on October 19, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Before: A boat from the Blue Water Club blocks Whaleneck Drive in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in Merrick, New York, on November 1, 2012. After (click to fade): cars sit parked on Whaleneck Drive, on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) #
Before: The iconic Princess Cottage, built in 1855, remains partly standing after being ravaged by flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy in Union Beach, New Jersey, on November 21, 2012. After (click to fade) the spot where the Princess Cottage used to stand, one year later, on October 22, 2013. [click image to view transition] (Mario Tama/Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #

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