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Residents practice parkour on damaged Rockaway Beach boardwalk

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Alex Marin practices parkour, a sport that embraces the urban landscape as an obstacle course, on the remains of the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach in New York City on Dec. 13, 2012.

Spencer Platt, Getty Images — Much of the Rockaway neighborhood is still suffering from Hurricane Sandy which caused extensive damage to parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Thousands of Rockaway residents and business owners are still unable to return to their properties while electricity remains sporadic in many neighborhoods.

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Alex Marin practices parkour on the remains of the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach in New York City, Dec. 13.

Alex Marin, right, and Bryant Blackshear practice parkour on the remains of the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach in New York City, Dec. 13.

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