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Photos: The Financial District in New York is a ghost town today

New York City’s Financial District is located in a low-lying area of Manhattan, and much of the area has been evacuated for Hurricane Sandy. The storm is expected to hit the East Coast of the US later on Monday. The New York Stock Exchange closed due to the storm, and many markets have been disrupted. Here’s a look at the quiet streets of the Financial District:

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Sandbags placed in front of the doors of the New York Stock ExchangeGetty Images / Andrew Burton
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The statue of George Washington and the front of the New York Stock Exchange.AP Photo / Richard Drew
Financial Sandy Sand Bags
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Workers stack sandbags beside concrete barriers to protect buildings near the World Financial CenterAP Photo / John Minchillo
Financial District Sandbags 2
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Yellow rain jackets near the World Financial CenterAP Photo / John Minchillo
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The empty floor of the New York Stock ExchangeAP Photo / Richard Drew
NYSE Outside Sandy
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Empty streets outside of the New York Stock ExchangeAP Photo / Richard Drew

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