Blizzard Hits the Northeast

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A man directs people who were shoveling out cars in the Bay Ridge area of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.

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A New Yorker walks her dog in Central Park in New York December 27, 2010 after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area.

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A taxi lies abandoned following a major blizzard December 27, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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Children and adults play on high mounds of snow in Times Square in New York, on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.

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Grounded airplanes sit at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, following the major blizzard.

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Stranded travelers rest among dozens of suitcases at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

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New Yorkers cross over a snow-covered street on the Upper East Side on Dec. 26. As much as 18 inches of snow dropped on the city.

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A maintenance worker clears snow from the sidewalk on Broadway in New York's Times Square on Dec. 26.

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Amy Sherna is bundled against the cold wind and blowing snow as she walks home along The Boardwalk in Atlantic City on Dec. 26.

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A man cleans the sidewalk in front of Geno's Steaks during the blizzard on Dec. 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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A father shakes a tree limb to keep the snow falling while carrying his daughter in North Carolina on Sunday.

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The Manhattan Bridge as seen from Brooklyn.

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A morning walk through snow in Raleigh, N.C.

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Snow falls in New York.

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An ATV adventurer fills up before enjoying the snow in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Walking in the snow along a rural road in Pennsylvania.

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Sledders pilot their mat over a jump made of packed snow in Cary, North Carolina.

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The frozen Potomac River blanketed with snow in D.C. on Christmas Day. In the background are the U.S. Capitol dome, the Francis Scott Key Bridge, and the Washington Monument.

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A dog looks out of a car window while stopped in traffic on I-95 in New Jersey.