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Sandbags were set up to protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange
CALM BEFORE THE STORM

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

By Gloria Dawson in New York City

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 Exchange
AP Photo / Richard Drew
The statue of George Washington and the front of the New York Stock Exchange.
Financial Sandy Sand Bags
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Workers stack sandbags beside concrete barriers to protect buildings near the World Financial Center
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AP Photo / John Minchillo
Yellow rain jackets near the World Financial Center
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The empty floor of the New York Stock Exchange
NYSE Outside Sandy
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Empty streets outside of the New York Stock Exchange