Stunning pictures of the devastation the east coast wakes up to the morning after.
First light over Manhattan as New York wakes up on Tuesday. Much of the island is without power and much of the city remains closed. The Goldman building once again boasts the best power generators and is a true beacon of what NYC is all about.
Whitehall Subway Station (via Andrew Cuomo)
Streets in New York are littered with debris as the floodwaters subside. A record storm surge of more than 13 feet (4m) deluged lower Manhattan.
Residents continue to be evacuated from their homes along the coast. Many had chosen to ignore the mandatory evacuation notices issued on Monday.
Early morning in Cape May, New Jersey, the clear-up begins. Earthmovers clear sand from the coastal road flooded by the storm surge.
Much of New York's public transport network was flooded. Here the waters burst through a lift shaft in a rail station in Hoboken, New Jersey. It could be days before it is fully functioning.
Firefighters were hampered by the floods in their attempts to bring under control a large fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in Queens, New York.
The damage caused by Sandy extended over a huge swathe of the East Coast. In Washington DC, early morning traffic rolls past an uprooted tree.
The replica ship HMS Bounty sinks beneath the waves off the North Carolina coast, photographed by the US Coastguard who rescued 14 people from the ship.
Buildings in Breezy Point, NY have completely burned down.
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