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If you look closely beyond the pain and devastation - you'll find hope.
Beyond debris fields, overlooking trash bags, reflecting off of puddles left from Hurricane Sandy's wake you'll start to notice a familiar site - flags.
Dozens and dozens of American flags in every direction in New Dorp Beach Staten Island.
Every flag with its' own story.
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Bryan Llenas currently serves as a New York-based correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC) and a reporter for Fox News Latino (FNL). Follow him on Twitter @BryanLlenas