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Barack Obama tours Sandy-hit New York City

US President Barack Obama has consoled bereaved residents in areas of New York that still have no electricity 17 days after the deadly super-storm Sandy.

Mr Obama took a helicopter tour of Breezy Point, a neighbourhood in Queens where about 100 homes were razed in a fire during the storm.

He also met residents at an emergency response centre in Staten Island.

Mr Obama spoke in front of several damaged homes in Staten Island, vowing to stick with New Yorkers "until the rebuilding is complete".

  • 15 Nov 2012