News Orleans more than five years after Katrina

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New Orleans, which was hit by devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, now seems to be a modern and prosperous city. The restoration of the downtown area is almost complete, and the tourist infrastructure and the business district have been rebuilt.

New Orleans, which was hit by devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, now seems to be a modern and prosperous city. The restoration of the downtown area is almost complete, and the tourist infrastructure and the business district have been rebuilt.

© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovNew Orleans, which was hit by devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, now seems to be a modern and prosperous city. The restoration of the downtown area is almost complete, and the tourist infrastructure and the business district have been rebuilt.
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New Orleans, which was hit by devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, now seems to be a modern and prosperous city. The restoration of the downtown area is almost complete, and the tourist infrastructure and the business district have been rebuilt.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovThe Louisiana Superdome, which sheltered thousands of people during the hurricane, has also been renovated.
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The Louisiana Superdome, which sheltered thousands of people during the hurricane, has also been renovated.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovRebuilt or newly built houses now make up almost half of the city.
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Rebuilt or newly built houses now make up almost half of the city.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovBut a fully renovated house with a garden is still a rare thing to see in New Orleans and its suburbs.
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But a fully renovated house with a garden is still a rare thing to see in New Orleans and its suburbs.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovIn poorer neighborhoods, some people have built their homes by themselves. Many never returned to New Orleans.
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In poorer neighborhoods, some people have built their homes by themselves. Many never returned to New Orleans.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovLocal communities can barely make ends meet because Hurricane Katrina and then the Gulf oil spill almost completely wiped out the livelihoods of local fishermen and oyster collectors.
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Local communities can barely make ends meet because Hurricane Katrina and then the Gulf oil spill almost completely wiped out the livelihoods of local fishermen and oyster collectors.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovPeople have unusual ways of asking the authorities for help.
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People have unusual ways of asking the authorities for help.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovA resident of a New Orleans suburb put a sign outside of his home several years ago asking then President George Bush to rebuild the Lower 9th Region instead of Iraq.
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A resident of a New Orleans suburb put a sign outside of his home several years ago asking then President George Bush to rebuild the Lower 9th Region instead of Iraq.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovMany former residents never returned to the city after the flood.
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Many former residents never returned to the city after the flood.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovLevees and floodwalls were in place to protect the city from floods, but in 2005, they proved helpless against the massive flow of water which rapidly inundated the city’s canals and streets.
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Levees and floodwalls were in place to protect the city from floods, but in 2005, they proved helpless against the massive flow of water which rapidly inundated the city’s canals and streets.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovMemorials to the victims of the flood were set up on every block. Families and neighbors of flood victims gather every year to commemorate the tragedy and the deceased.
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Memorials to the victims of the flood were set up on every block. Families and neighbors of flood victims gather every year to commemorate the tragedy and the deceased.
© RIA Novosti . Denis VoroshilovNew Orleans is still a long way from making a full recovery. The fishing industry has not recovered to even half of what it used to be. Louisiana pelicans perch on the remains of destroyed piers.
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New Orleans is still a long way from making a full recovery. The fishing industry has not recovered to even half of what it used to be. Louisiana pelicans perch on the remains of destroyed piers.
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