Three months after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, low-lying areas have been drained and New Orleans is accessible again.
This picture from Magazine Street illustrates the size of the task New Orleans faces to clear seven million cubic yards of storm debris.
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.
Look closely at the later photo from the Mirabeau district and you can still see the outline of the boat on the grass.
The bars on Bourbon Street have come back to life, but Jonny White's on the left never closed.
Some parts of the city look very similar three months on. Buildings that cannot be rebuilt will have to be torn down.
This house is further north on Canal Street, a little outside the tourist centre. It appears to have been left to the elements.
New Orleans is full of abandoned cars made worthless by stagnant floodwater. The vehicles in this residential side street have not been touched.