Refugees Struggle, Looters Plunder in New Orleans

Photo of Evacuation, Looting in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina
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AUGUST 31, 2005A man walks past law enforcement personnel in New Orleans. With most of the city submerged and thousands of people trapped by waters strewn with bodies, authorities also fought an outbreak of plundering by locals taking away food, appliances, jewels, clothes, and even guns.

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