Saturday, March 25, 2006

Disaster aftermath

Water spills over a levee along the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 30 August, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A White House report demanded urgent changes to disaster relief plans before the 2006 storm season, as President George W. Bush pledged to learn lessons from the Hurricane Katrina debacle.(AFP/Pool/File/Vincent Laforet)

A reveler begs Members of the Krewe of Chaos for beads during a parade traveling down St. Charles Avenue for Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, Louisiana February 23, 2006. The rolling of Mardi Gras parades is a symbol for many of both the city's proud commitment to its singular heritage and the frustrations that cloud its recovery from Hurricane Katrina. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana February 24, 2006. The barge is scheduled to be removed by using large inflatable bags and cutting pieces off of vessel. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

This 29 August, 2005 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite image shows the size of Hurricane Katrina when it made landfall. As New Orleans struggles to rebuild entire neighborhoods destroyed by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina, many of those who were caught in its wake are still struggling to rebuild their lives.(AFP/NOAA-HO/File)

New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities, 26 February. Six months after hurricane Katrina flushed the life out of New Orleans, Mardi Gras has brought fun back to the Big Easy(AFP/File/Robyn Beck)

A Bangladeshi cyclist rides down a street during a downpour in Dhaka. At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured as a tropical storm flattened hundreds of houses in six villages in the country's southern Sunderbans coastal region, police said.(AFP/File/Farjana K. Godhuly)

Picture taken in Saint-Marie de la Reunion as France's Indian Ocean island is under a cyclone warning due to tropical storms passing nearby. Tropical storm Diwa was 230 kilometres (140 miles) off the island coast today and was expected to move farther away. Some 10,000 homes were without electricity and 20,000 were without running water as a result.(AFP/Richard Bouhet)

Sailboats remain on the dock at South Shore Harbor in New Orleans Saturday March 18, 2006. The boats were wrecked during Hurricane Katrina, The hurricane came ashore over six months ago flooding the city and wrecking the marinas. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

A string of Christmas lights hangs in the yard of the McKay family home Feb. 12, 2006, beside one of two FEMA trailers the family where the family has lived sice soon after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their house in Waveland, Miss. (AP Photo/Nicole LaCour Young)

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