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President Barack Obama visits the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for an update on the recovery from Hurricane Sandy that hit New York and New Jersey especially hard as well as much of the East Coast earlier this week, Saturday morning, Nov. 3, 2012, in Washington. He is joined by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, right, as he displays a photo of an Air Force C-17 transporting utility trucks to aid the devastated areas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite
President Barack Obama visits the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for an update on the recovery from Hurricane Sandy that hit New York and New Jersey especially hard as well as much of the East Coast earlier this week, Saturday morning, Nov. 3, 2012, in Washington. He is joined by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, right, as he displays a photo of an Air Force C-17 transporting utility trucks to aid the devastated areas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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