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The American flag flies in tatters above the U.S. Capitol after <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVWAN00009" title="Hurricane Irene (2011)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/meteorological-disasters/hurricane-irene-%282011%29-EVWAN00009.topic">Hurricane Irene</a> moved through the nation's capital. Hurricane Irene has left more than 2 million people without power, and today has come ashore in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100700000000" title="New Jersey" href="/topic/us/new-jersey-PLGEO100100700000000.topic">New Jersey</a> and is expected to cause major problems in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100804000000" title="New York City" href="/topic/us/new-york/new-york-city-PLGEO100100804000000.topic">New York City</a>.

( Getty Images / August 28, 2011 )

The American flag flies in tatters above the U.S. Capitol after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital. Hurricane Irene has left more than 2 million people without power, and today has come ashore in New Jersey and is expected to cause major problems in New York City.

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