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Photograph by Joe Wigdhal
The view of Chicago from a helicopter at 6:30am on Monday, August 4, shows a city waking up and hitting the road, bracing for what would become a devastating storm later that afternoon.

Time Out's third annual photo contest focused on the theme of "Getting There." Below, the top three winning entries:

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First place | Todd Winters Under the El tracks at Wells and Van Buren Streets
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Second place | Lauren Drell CTA attendant at Foster Purple Line station
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Third place | Kate Puccia Southbound Purple Line train

Check out all other photos and winners here, and tell us what you think!