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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 New Jersey and is expected to cause major problems in New York City.

( 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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