(121029) -- NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2012 (Xinhua) -- The empty 42nd Street is seen in Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy hit New York on Oct. 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm described by forecasters as one of the largest ever that hit the United States, is making its way towards the population-dense East Coast. Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, has asked the public to stay at home when Sandy slams the city. Nearly 10,000 flights have been canceled for Monday and Tuesday by airlines bracing for Hurricane Sandy. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
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