As the sun set Monday night, Hurricane Sandy began lashing the eastern United States with high winds and heavy rains, leaving many areas flooded and without power, and killing more than a dozen people. The storm made landfall in Atlantic City, N.J., at around 8 p.m. and left the gambling mecca completely flooded before churning its way up to New York City, where significant flooding brought the mass transit system to its knees. More than 7 million people in the Northeast are still without electricity, with utility companies warning that it could be days or weeks before power is restored. Here, a look at some of the damage left in the wake of the Frankenstorm:
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