Dramatic Photos: Southland Blackout

More than 1.4 million customers lost power during a blackout in the San Diego area.

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Workers serve pizza outside of Filippi's in San Diego after a massive blackout hit Southern California. Power was knocked out in a region of almost 6 million people. A glimmer of hope came Friday morning when San Diego Gas & Electric officials announced power was slowly returning. Click to see dramatic photos of scenes created by the huge blackout.
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Bartenders Anjuli Rodriguez and Mike Gallagher tend the Pier Bar without electricity.
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A woman carries twelve-packs of beer after waiting in line to buy supplies at the Cardiff Seaside Market in Encinitas, California after a blackout Thursday in San Diego County.
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Lucia Alvarado sells battery-powered lights in front of a bar in the Gaslamp District Thursday in San Diego.
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People talk around candles in front of the bar at Voyeur in the Gaslamp District during a power outage in San Diego.
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A man tries to syphon gas from a car during a power outage Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in San Diego.
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A stranded passenger waits in the arrivals area at San Diego's Lindbergh Field after a blackout Thursday.
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People talk around candles in front of the bar Voyeur in the Gaslamp District during a power outage Thursday.
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Passengers wait outside San Diego International Airport after a massive blackout hit Southern California.
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A darkened San Diego Skyline is seen, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, from Coronado, California.The only lights that can be seen are warning lights and emergency lights. More than 1.4 million customers lost power Thursday during a blackout in the San Diego area.
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Passenger Nicole Kinsler of Denver, Colorado checks for hotels online outside San Diego International Airport after a massive blackout hit Southern California. Approximately 1.5 million residents from Southern Orange County to Northern Baja Mexico were without power.
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Cars are backed up after traffic lights went out after a massive blackout hit Southern California. More than 1.4 million customers lost power during the blackout.
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A San Diego police official directs traffic after a power outage in San Diego.
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Passengers walk to parked cars in the dark across a bridge at San Diego International Airport after a massive blackout hit Southern California.
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Passenger Sandy Carson of Boise, Idaho speaks on her cell phone outside of San Diego International Airport after a massive blackout hit the airport and much of Southern California.
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Passengers wait outside San Diego International Airport after a massive blackout hit Southern California.
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Passengers wait outside at San Diego International Airport after a massive blackout hit the airport and much of Southern California.
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Passengers sit outside San Diego International Airport after a massive blackout hit Southern California.
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Passenger Michael Moretti waits at the baggage pick-up at San Diego International Airport after a massive blackout hit Southern California.
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Downtown San Diego is dark after a massive blackout hit Southern California Thursday afternoon.
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A Homeland Security official who did not give his name stops traffic for pedestrians during the SCAL power outage Thursday. Officials believe the outage was caused by a system breakdown and assured people it was not the result of a terror attack.
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Deborah Springs shops in a convenience store for food items after a power outage in San Diego.
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San Diego Gas and Electric President Mike Niggli speaks about the power outage in front of San Diego Chariman Bill Horn during a news conference in San Diego. A power outage is affecting millions of people across southern California, Arizona and Mexico.
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders speaks about the power outage in front of San Diego Chariman Bill Horn during a news confernce Thursday in San Diego.
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Shoppers and employees walk outside the University Towne Center Mall after a massive blackout hit the area.
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Jasmin Carrillo sits with her daughter Devine, 1, after being stranded in downtown San Diego during a power outage.
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Traffic is backed up after traffic lights were down after a massive blackout hit Southern California.
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Guests sit in the lobby of the Marriot Hotel after a massive blackout hit Southern California and San Diego county Thursday.
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Workers prepare to distribute water bottles to guests at the Marriot Hotel after a massive blackout hit Southern California,
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The San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California has shut down because of a massive power outage Thursday affecting millions in California, Arizona and Mexico. (file photo)
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A Starbucks Coffee shop hangs a sign on its front door that they were closed due to the widespread power outage in Indio, California.
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The sun sets in San Clemente, Calif. as homes sit below in the darkness. More than 1.4 million customers lost power Thursday during a blackout in the San Diego area.
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Shoppers wait in line to buy supplies at the Cardiff Seaside Market in Encinitas, California after a blackout.
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Karen Pendage of San Diego rests under a street lamp after trying unsuccessfully to get some ice in San Diego. A power outage is affecting millions of people across southern California.
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Shoppers line up to buy supplies at a store in Encinitas, California after a blackout in San Diego County.
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Shoppers line up to buy supplies at the Cardiff Seaside Market in Encinitas, California after a blackout in San Diego County.
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A San Diego county sheriff's deputy directs traffic at a closed intersection in Encinitas, California after a blackout Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 in San Diego County.
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Joe Moya, right, maneuvers his wheelchair at the Indio Senior Center in Indio, California. A major power outage knocked out electricity to the center and more than two million people in California, Arizona and Mexico.
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Shoppers buy supplies at the Cardiff Seaside Market in Encinitas, California after a blackout Thursday in San Diego County.
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San Diego county sheriff's deputies direct traffic at a closed intersection in Encinitas, California after a major blackout.
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Traffic stalls in downtown San Diego after the massive power outage.
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Crowds gather in downtown San Diego after the massive power outage.
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Workers leave an office in downtown San Diego during the power outage.
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Traffic stalls in downtown San Diego after the massive power outage.
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Traffic stalls in downtown San Diego after the massive power outage.
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Traffic stalls in downtown San Diego after the massive power outage.
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Traffic stalls in downtown San Diego after the massive power outage.
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