Photo: Hurricane Gustav Comes Ashore; New Orleans Levees Hold



Water breaks over the floodwall of the Industrial Canal in New Orleans' Ninth Ward as Hurricane Gustav comes ashore on September 1, 2008.

As of 3 p.m. eastern time, the city's levees were holding up against their most severe test since catastrophic Hurricane Katrina caused them to fail in August 2005.

Photograph by Eric Gay/AP Photo


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