14 December 2012 09:45 | By Agence France-Presse
12-12-12 concert: Rock stars shine at Hurricane Sandy benefit gig

12-12-12 Concert: Hurricane Sandy benefit gig



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But even the funnymen showed their serious side at the event.

"The Daily Show's" Stewart recalled his boyhood on the Jersey shore and praised the area's "working-class" heroes. He then called on the crowd of 13,000 to give a standing ovation to the police officers of Seaside Heights, a beach community that was torn apart in Sandy.

Click on for photos from the 12-12-12 concert plus backstage photos from the gig.

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