Inside a yarn factory in Indonesia. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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It took Bowen Flowers and his men only two days to harvest a thousand acres of cotton. By sunset, this was just about the only cotton left to pick. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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The Jersey shore's iconic Star Jet roller coaster was inundated after Superstorm Sandy. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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