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Thanksgiving dinners are given out in the Rockaways section of Queens Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in New York. The American harvest holiday came as portions of the Northeast still were reeling from Sandy's havoc, and volunteers planned to serve thousands of turkey dinners to people it left homeless or struggling. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Photo by: John Minchillo
Thanksgiving dinners are given out in the Rockaways section of Queens Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in New York. The American harvest holiday came as portions of the Northeast still were reeling from Sandy's havoc, and volunteers planned to serve thousands of turkey dinners to people it left homeless or struggling. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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