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Last Updated: Sunday September 04 2005 12:18 GMT

In pictures: Hurricane Katrina

Hundreds of thousands of people leave the city of New Orleans in the southern US, in preparation for Hurricane Katrina
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Hundreds of thousands of people leave the city of New Orleans in the southern US, in preparation for Hurricane Katrina
This satellite pic shows the huge storm. It was a category five, the strongest type of hurricane
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This satellite pic shows the huge storm. It was a category five, the strongest type of hurricane
Lots of the area is below sea level, so it's in danger of flooding. This man waits on his top floor for rescue in New Orleans
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Lots of the area is below sea level, so it's in danger of flooding. This man waits on his top floor for rescue in New Orleans
High winds brought down trees as far inland as the city of Baton Rouge
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High winds brought down trees as far inland as the city of Baton Rouge
All the windows on the northern side of the Hyatt hotel in New Orleans were blown in
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All the windows on the northern side of the Hyatt hotel in New Orleans were blown in
The storm was so strong it brought down brick structures, crushing these cars
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The storm was so strong it brought down brick structures, crushing these cars
Rescuers save a family from the high waters in Mobile
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Rescuers save a family from the high waters in Mobile
Battered, but still flying. The storm passed through and started to weaken. Now the people of the southern US must start to rebuild
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Battered, but still flying. The storm passed through and started to weaken. Now the people of the southern US must start to rebuild
President Bush looks out from his personal plane, Airforce One, over the devastation
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President Bush looks out from his personal plane, Airforce One, over the devastation
An airboat picks up people trapped by water in New Orleans' flooded streets
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An airboat picks up people trapped by water in New Orleans' flooded streets. Survivors are being taken from the city.
Residents row along Broadway Street
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Residents row along Broadway Street
Many people were plucked to safety by helicopters
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Many people were plucked to safety by helicopters
Thousands of homes are under water. Many people have lost all their possessions
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Thousands of homes are under water. Many people have lost all their possessions
Just to add to the problems, fires have broken out in several areas
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Just to add to the problems, fires have broken out in several areas
Fires at factories caused huge explosions
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Fires at factories caused huge explosions
Supplies are beginning to get through to the thousands of people who have been stranded
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Supplies are beginning to get through to the thousands of people who have been stranded
Evacuees in New Orleans wait to be taken out of the stricken city
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Evacuees in New Orleans wait to be taken out of the stricken city
Many people have been without food, water and medicine for days
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Many people have been without food, water and medicine for days
A plane load of evacuees arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah
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A plane load of evacuees arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah


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