Refugees Struggle, Looters Plunder in New Orleans

Photo of Evacuation, Looting in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina
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SEPTEMBER 1, 2005Earl Dunbar of the Louisiana State Capitol Police carries a five-day-old baby brought for treatment near the Superdome (background) in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. The mother said she had been trapped in her home until Wednesday. Authorities struggled yesterday to evacuate thousands of people from hurricane-battered New Orleans as food and water grew scarce and looters raided stores.

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