A lift to safety: New York City Police officers used "Helicopter 23" — named for the 23 officers killed on Sept. 11, 2001 — to rescue six people from rooftops on Staten Island. InsideNYPD hide caption

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Rescue in Hoboken: Much of the New Jersey city remains flooded and the National Guard has been called in to help rescue stranded residents. Tuesday, this was the scene on one of the city's flooded streets. Eduardo Munoz /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Fans like her style: Mayor Michael Bloomberg (at right) briefing New Yorkers about Hurricane Sandy on Monday. At left is his sign language interpreter, who the mayor identified as Lydia Callis. Mayor Bloomberg's YouTube channel hide caption

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A screen grab from video of the Coast Guard's rescue operation that saved 14 sailors from the HMS Bounty on Monday. U.S. Coast Guard hide caption

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Broken and non-functional traffic lights hang over an intersection in Atlantic City, N.J., on Monday. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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This laser's just pretty, not powerful: Artist Yvette Mattern's laser rainbow in Whitley Bay, England, earlier this year. Bethany Clarke/Getty Images hide caption

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Lance Armstrong, in the yellow leader's jersey, during the 2002 Tour de France. Now, there's no winner of that race or the six others in which he finished first. Mike Powell/Getty Images hide caption

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