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View the story "Hurricane Sandy Photos: Real or Fake?" on Storify] Hurricane Sandy Photos: Real or Fake? East Coast residents are boarding up and moving out as Hurricane Sandy looks to make landfall in New Jersey tonight. Experts are predicting the storm to be one of the worst in U.S. history and if the early photos hitting the web-o-sphere are any indication, the experts look to be right on the money.
Storified by Joel Ede · Mon, Oct 29 2012 16:02:50
But, not all of the images coming out are legit. Here is a mash-up of some real and some not-so-real storm photos that are making the rounds on social networks. Can you guess which are photoshopped or fake and which are the real deal? Answers and explanations can be found at the bottom.
Let's see how you did.
Photo 1: Not fake, but not from Frankenstorm. This photo of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was taken a few months ago. Photo 2: It's pretty obvious this is real—and really scary if you're an East Coaster. Photo 3: Fake. If you saw the apocalypse-inspired blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow this may look familiar. Photo 4: Fake. Yes, photoshop was used mightily in this ominous fabrication. Photo 5: Real. This photo was taken in Havana, Cuba. Notice the relaxed-elbow-out-the-window cool guy driving—just another day in paradise. Photo 6: Fake. This still was taken from a video art project in 2009. Photo7: Fake. Another obvious fakie, but we just couldn't help sneaking this one in. Batten down the hatches!
Top photo by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com