Here are some of the most captivating snapshots from Instagram, the 2-year-old mobile photo sharing service that's well outgrown its reputation for stylized photos of cats and food. These all depict a real news event, albeit an ever-so-slightly more stylish rendering than what we're probably used to.
Note that some of these photos likely include filters, which are a feature of the Instagram app that adds a stylized look to the photos. Traditional photojournalism, of course, does not include filters. If those are the photos you're interested in seeing, you can find many of them on CNN.com.
CNN is featuring several of these photos in its Open Story about Hurricane Sandy (not to mention all over TV and CNN.com). If you're an Instagram user and you have images to add -- or if you spot something newsworthy for the next big event -- tag your photo #cnnireport and the CNN team will check it out.