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Last Updated: Saturday September 24 2005 14:20 GMT

In pictures: Hurricane Rita

Hurricane Rita comes three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, which  caused widespread devastation in New Orleans.
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Hurricane Rita comes three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, which caused widespread devastation in New Orleans.
This is the 17th storm during the area's hurricane season which is set to finish at the end of November.
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This is the 17th storm during the area's hurricane season which is set to finish at the end of November.
Parts of Cuba were affected by Rita.  It started off as a tropical storm, but as it headed for Florida it grew into a Category Two hurricane
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Parts of Cuba were affected by Rita. It started off as a tropical storm, but as it headed for Florida it grew into a Category Two hurricane.
Experts say Rita is strengthening to become a Category Four hurricane.  Hurricane Katrina was also Category Four.
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Experts say Rita is strengthening to become a Category Four hurricane. Hurricane Katrina was also Category Four.
Hurricana Rita swept through Florida, but it caused no major damage.
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Hurricana Rita swept through Florida, but it caused no major damage.
Parts of New Orleans have been hit by flood waters once again as Rita continues through the Gulf coast.
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Parts of New Orleans have been hit by flood waters once again as Rita continues through the Gulf coast.
Visitors and residents in Texas and Louisiana have been advised to leave their homes and businesses  as soon as possible.
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Visitors and residents in Texas and Louisiana have been advised to leave their homes and businesses as soon as possible.
And it is expected that George Bush Intercontinental airport will ground all of its flights.
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And it is expected that George Bush Intercontinental airport will ground all of its flights.
Traffic has almost come to a standstill in Galveston, Texas as people try to leave the city.
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Traffic has almost come to a standstill in Galveston, Texas as people try to leave the city.
A radar image shows Hurricane Rita coming ashore along the Texas-Louisiana battering the coast with rain and pounding waves.
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A radar image shows Hurricane Rita coming ashore along the Texas-Louisiana battering the coast with rain and pounding waves.
Water from a second leak in the Industrial Canal levee system flows near homes in New Orleans
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Water from a second leak in the Industrial Canal levee system flows near homes in New Orleans.


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