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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo, much of lower Manhattan remains dark in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, as viewed from the darkened Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. 2012 was a year of storms, of raging winds and rising waters, but also broader turbulence that strained our moorings. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)