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Scenes from Hurricane Sandy’s destructive path [SLIDESHOW]

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Although Hurricane Sandy was downgraded from a hurricane to a “superstorm” as it made landfall in New Jersey and New York, 50 million people from Virginia to Massachusetts were still affected by heavy rains, extreme winds and flooding.

Here are some of the craziest photos from areas within the storm’s destructive path.

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  • A wave crashes against the shore while person stands on a porch as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast October 29, 2012 in Montauk, New York. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean, is predicted to bring heavy winds and floodwaters to the mid-Atlantic region.  (Photo by Sheila Rooney/Getty Images)
  • The inside of a dilapidated building on the boardwalk begins to flood from Hurricane Sandy rains on October 29, 2012 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
  • Streets are under water as Hurricane Sandy approaches October 29, 2012 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall between Atlantic City and Cape May around 6p.m.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  • The US Capitol overlooks a deserted Pensylvania Avenue in downtown Washington DC, October 29, 2012.  Hurricane Sandy intensified as it roared toward the US East Coast, bringing New York, Washington and other major cities to a virtual standstill, amid warnings of life-threatening floods.AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV
  • A woman walks down the promenade along the East River in New York on October 29, 2012 as New Yorkers venture out as Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall.      AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
  • A woman walks down the promenade along the  East River in New York on October 29, 2012 as New Yorkers venture out as Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall.
  • Waves crash against a previously damaged pier before landfall of Hurricane Sandy October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.   Storm-driven waves crashed ashore and flooded seafront communities across a swathe of the eastern United States as Hurricane Sandy barreled towards land.   Officials warned that the threat to life and property was "unprecedented" and ordered hundreds of thousands of residents in cities and towns from New England to North Carolina to evacuate their homes and seek shelter.
  • Waves crash over Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on October 29, 2012 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow to a wide area on the U.S. East Coast.
  • A car sits in a flooded street of Ocean City, Maryland, on October 29, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy nears landfall in the area.
  • A sailboat smashes on the rocks after breaking free from its mooring on City Island October 29, 2012 in New York. Hurricane Sandy's winds picked up speed as the storm made a left turn toward the East Coast.    AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A flooded street between two casinos along the Boardwalk before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey  Much of the eastern United States was in lockdown mode October 29, 2012 awaiting the arrival of a hurricane dubbed "Frankenstorm" that threatened to wreak havoc on the area with storm surges, driving rain and devastating winds.