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New York power problems improve, but fuel rationed

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Electricity finally returned to Manhattan on Saturday and the subway was running more smoothly, but severe gasoline shortages threatened New York's attempt to recover from superstorm Sandy. 

People queue at a Gulf gas station in Manalapan, New Jersey. The famed New York marathon slated for Sunday has been canceled in the face of a rising death toll, crippled city infrastructure and widespread fuel shortages inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.

Power was restored to nearly all of Manhattan after flooding plunged the lower half of New York's most densely populated borough and famous skyline into darkness.

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