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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 November 2005, 17:28 GMT
In pictures: New Orleans before and after

New Orleans intersection

Three months after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, low-lying areas have been drained and New Orleans is accessible again.

Magazine Street then-and-now

This picture from Magazine Street illustrates the size of the task New Orleans faces to clear seven million cubic yards of storm debris.

Canal Street, New Orleans then-and-now

Much of Canal Street, one of the city's main arteries, was under water for several weeks, but is now the centre of the city's recovery.

Street in Mirabeau district, then-and-now

Look closely at the later photo from the Mirabeau district and you can still see the outline of the boat on the grass.

Jonny Whites, Bourbon Street, New Orleans

The bars on Bourbon Street have come back to life, but Jonny White's on the left never closed.

Garage, New Orleans then-and-now

Some parts of the city look very similar three months on. Buildings that cannot be rebuilt will have to be torn down.

Abandoned purple house, New Orleans

This house is further north on Canal Street, a little outside the tourist centre. It appears to have been left to the elements.

Side street, New Orleans

New Orleans is full of abandoned cars made worthless by stagnant floodwater. The vehicles in this residential side street have not been touched.

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