Hurricane Sandy lashes Bahamas with wind and rain

Students play in the waves crashing against the Malecon after the passing of Hurricane Sandy in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)Hurricane Sandy lashed the central Bahamas on Thursday night with violent winds and torrential rains after slashing across eastern Cuba, where it ripped off roofs and forced postponement of a hearing at the Guantanamo naval base but caused no reported deaths.