Beyonce, Baltimore and a blackout: Super Bowl XLVII lived up to the hype, with a second-half surge by the 49ers leaving the result up in the air until the very last second and Beyonce silencing post-inaugural lip sync critics during the halftime show. Toss in a sudden loss of power that delayed the game, and you’re left with a Super Bowl to remember. Unless you were looking for top-notch ads, that is.

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And then there’s this:
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Just after midnight, stars shine above a San Diego Trolley that’s dead in its tracks above a darkened Friars Road in San Diego. A guard was posted on the electric light rail unit all night until power was restored later in the morning
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Photo credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Just after midnight, stars shine above a San Diego Trolley that’s dead in its tracks above a darkened Friars Road in San Diego. A guard was posted on the electric light rail unit all night until power was restored later in the morning

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Photo credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

How do photographers shoot a blackout? By using whatever available light there is.

Photos: Scenes from the massive blackout in Southern California Thursday evening. Credit: Los Angeles Times 

An Arizona power company said Thursday that a worker probably caused the power outage that left large parts of Southern California and the surrounding region in the dark.
Photo: Closed pumps are taped off at a gas station in Encinitas in San Diego County after a blackout Thursday. Credit: Dennis Poroy / Associated Press

An Arizona power company said Thursday that a worker probably caused the power outage that left large parts of Southern California and the surrounding region in the dark.

Photo: Closed pumps are taped off at a gas station in Encinitas in San Diego County after a blackout Thursday. Credit: Dennis Poroy / Associated Press

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A blackout across San Diego and parts of Orange County has left 1.4 million people without power, shutting down cooling centers, causing traffic gridlock and affecting San Onofre’s nuclear reactors. Power might not be fully restored until Friday.
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A blackout across San Diego and parts of Orange County has left 1.4 million people without power, shutting down cooling centers, causing traffic gridlock and affecting San Onofre’s nuclear reactors. Power might not be fully restored until Friday.

Check out our full coverage on L.A. Now.