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The Northeast has been hit hard by weather in the last couple weeks. Superstorm Sandy brought flooding, destruction and power loss, and just as cleanup was beginning, a nor'easter cooled temperatures to freezing and dumped a fresh batch of snow over the region.
New York was one of the hardest hit areas in the storms. But amongst the devastation, iReporters found moments of beauty and strength. Here are a few of their most stunning images:
Edgar Alan Zeta Yap, who's visiting New York from the Philippines, was delighted to see the snow and documented it around Manhattan. "I immediately rushed outside with my camera to capture some images, and as the snowfall got heavier, I ended up walking from [the] Upper East Side, down Fifth Avenue, to Times Square, taking snapshots of the snow bearing down on people and blanketing the streets," he said.
Also visiting New York, Jonathan Albizures of Atlanta had mixed feelings when he saw the snow. "I was excited to see the snow but at the same time, I felt bad because it complicated the situation with the storm," he said. He snapped this photo of people walking through Times Square.
Lower Manhattan, including the new One World Trade Center (at left, under construction), is seen from snowy Jersey City. Pankaj Purohit shot this and other photos of the snow blanketing his city.
Snow flurries hit the Bronx's Van Cortlandt Park. "This is making the destruction from Sandy take a step back," said Beth Alice Barret, a New Yorker who shot photos around the city. "The snow is wet and brings undesired weight to the already bowed trees."
Columbia University students in upper Manhattan brave the snow on their campus in this photo by Roshen Weliwatta.
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Great collection of photos!
I was there last week,with hurricane Sandy. This is a much more stunning view of NYC.
With sadness, I am proud to be a part of this historic storm. Hopefully this will bring more awareness to the horrid situatin so many are still going through.
Beautiful, Rachel. Especially the Cortland Park and lower Manhattan.
Beautiful pictures! Really captures this storm very well.
I love it.It makes me feel like I am there and like portage and main in Winnipeg manitoba.
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