New Orleans Then and Now: In Katrina's Wake

Photos: New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now
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A woman bicycles through New Orleans' French Quarter in July 2006 (top).

A toppled brick wall littered the same street just after Hurricane Katrina battered the Louisiana city on August 29, 2005 (bottom). Sitting five feet (one and a half meters) above sea level, the historic district was relatively untouched by floodwaters that put other parts of New Orleans more than ten feet (three meters) underwater.

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