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In pictures: New Orleans then and now

Canal Street New Orleans

Revellers celebrate Mardi Gras on a very different Canal Street to the one rain-lashed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005

Left: Body floating in water. Right: Tram tracks visible on same street

The sight of corpses on the flooded streets was a grim feature of the disaster. Here the waters hid tram lines.

Mushroom cafe, Tulane University district, New Orleans

The surreal sight of people canoeing through the Tulane University district has been replaced by a more familiar view of a student haunt.

Left: Woman wades past damaged house. Right: The same house, now boarded up with a sign saying 'you loot, we shoot'

Minus the floodwater, this building outside the French Quarter looks much the same. But it has now been secured against trespassers.

Left: Kenneth Jackson on steps, water in background. Right: Steps and empty street

Kenneth Jackson and friends refused to leave their home in the wake of the flooding. But now Mr Jackson's home is locked up.

Left: Truck loaded with refugees drives through water outside Superdome. Right: Superdome in February 2006

Surrounded by water, the Superdome was at one time an infamous staging point for evacuees. Now work continues to reopen it as a stadium.

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