CALM BEFORE THE STORM

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

Sandbags were set up to protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange
Sandbags were set up to protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange
Image: AP Photo / Richard Drew
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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:

Front Doors NYSE 10292012
Sandbags placed in front of the doors of the New York Stock Exchange
Image: Getty Images / Andrew Burton
The statue of George Washington and the front of the New York Stock Exchange.
The statue of George Washington and the front of the New York Stock Exchange.
Image: AP Photo / Richard Drew
Financial Sandy Sand Bags
Workers stack sandbags beside concrete barriers to protect buildings near the World Financial Center
Image: AP Photo / John Minchillo
Financial District Sandbags 2
Yellow rain jackets near the World Financial Center
Image: AP Photo / John Minchillo
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The empty floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Image: AP Photo / Richard Drew
NYSE Outside Sandy
Empty streets outside of the New York Stock Exchange
Image: AP Photo / Richard Drew