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Photos: Irene Hammers D.C. Region

Check out some of the most dramatic photos of Hurricane Irene hitting the DMV.

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LOTHIAN, MD - AUGUST 28: A large tree sits on a gasoline tanker truck, and a string of power lines, after heavy winds toppled it over, on August 28, 2011 in Lothian, Maryland. Winds from Hurricane Irene caused wide spread damage in the area mostly from fallen trees. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 28: Passerby and neighbors look at a scene where a large tree crushed a car on August 28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. While Hurricane Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, it has knocked out power to more than 3 million people and is attributed to 10 deaths as it travels up the Eastern seaboard.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 28: A covers two trees after falling into the street as Maryland deals with the after-effects of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. Hurricane Irene caused some power outages but no significant damage or flooding throughout the Baltimore region. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 28: A street signs lays in the street after falling over as Maryland deals with the after-effects of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. Hurricane Irene caused some power outages but no significant damage or flooding throughout the Baltimore region. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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OCEAN CITY, MD - AUGUST 28: Large waves from Hurricane Irene pound the Ocean City pier, on August 28, 2011 in Ocean City, Maryland. During the night Hurricane Irene past by the small resort town causing power outages, with minimal flood and wind damage. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 28: The American flag flies in tatters above the U.S. Capitol after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital August 28, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. 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. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 28: The American flag flies in tatters above the U.S. Capitol after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital August 28, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. 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. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 28: The American flag flies in tatters above the U.S. Capitol after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital August 28, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. While Hurricane Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, it has knocked out power to more than 3 million people and is attributed to 10 deaths as it travels up the Eastern seaboard. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - AUGUST 28: Branches litter an alley as a result of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA. The hurricane made landfall in North Carolina and Virginia early Saturday morning and has now moved further up the east coast to New Jersey and is on course to hit New York later today. The storm has claimed the lives of eight people so far. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 28: A fallen tree blocks Vermont St. NW north of Logan Circle after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital August 28, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. While Hurricane Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, it has knocked out power to more than 3 million people and is attributed to 10 deaths as it travels up the Eastern seaboard. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 28: A fallen tree blocks Vermont St. NW north of Logan Circle after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital August 28, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia. While Hurricane Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, it has knocked out power to more than 3 million people and is attributed to 10 deaths as it travels up the Eastern seaboard. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - AUGUST 28: Gary Niren surveys a tree that fell on the house he rents as a result of Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA. The hurricane made landfall in North Carolina and Virginia early Saturday morning and has now moved further up the east coast to New Jersey and is on course to hit New York later today. The storm has claimed the lives of eight people so far. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - AUGUST 27: A man faces strong winds as he makes his way to check out the high surf from Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Category 1 storm made landfall in North Carolina early this morning. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - AUGUST 27: Renesia Copeland (L), 22, and her sister Rianda Copeland, 29, of Virginia Beach, attempt to reach the beach to check out the high surf from Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Category 1 storm made landfall in North Carolina early this morning. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - AUGUST 27: A man faces strong winds as he makes his way to check out the high surf from Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Category 1 storm made landfall in North Carolina early this morning. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital during a pouring rain and driving wind in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 27: Tourists struggle against the wind and rain while visiting the nation's capital during a pouring rain and driving wind in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene August 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning in North Carolina and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - AUGUST 27: David James, 9, of Virginia Beach, drinks chocolate milk in a shelter for Hurricane Irene at Landstown High School on August 27, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Category 1 storm made landfall in North Carolina early Saturday morning. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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A man walks down the board walk as winds from approaching Hurricane Irene hit Ocean City, Maryland. The state of Maryland has declared a state of emergency as heavy winds and surf from Hurricane Irene hits the coast.
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A Ocean City police vehicle patrols the beach as winds and high tides from approaching Hurricane Irene start to hit the area.
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Dave Leverton and Phillip Entwistle fill up bags with sand in preparation for Hurricane Irene in Ocean City, Maryland.
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Furniture floats in a motel swimming pool to prevent it from being picked up by high winds in Ocean City, Maryland.
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Debbie Austin gets off her boat as winds and high tides from approaching Hurricane Irene start hit the area.
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An Ocean City Police Department cruiser patrols a boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland as Hurricane Irene hits the Maryland coast.
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People photograph the high surf in advance of Hurricane Irene in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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A man leaves the boardwalk near a boarded up Dairy Queen in advance of Hurricane Irene.
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Bobbie Jo Peverall, Ron Peverall, Jr. and Ron Peverall, Sr. board up the Virginia Gift Shop in advance of Hurricane Irene.
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Joseph Lacy and Crae Kalista, of Virginia Beach, check out the high surf in advance of Hurricane Irene.
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Visitors play in the wind as Hurricane Irene passes through Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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