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Aftermath, Recovery Efforts

A person is lifted to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter Monday in New Orleans. (Vincent Laforet / Pool/Getty Images)
A levee along the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal was breached, allowing water to flow into the city. (Vincent Laforet / Pool/EPA)
Emergency personnel at the foot of the St. Claude Street Bridge in New Orleans prepare for a rescue effort in the 9th Ward. (Irwin Thompson / AP / The Dallas Morning News)
Darrell and Britney Maryland sit in their flooded home in the 9th Ward of New Orleans. They did not want to be rescued. (Irwin Thompson / AP / The Dallas Morning)
Volunteers rescue a family from the roof of their Suburban, which became trapped in floodwaters on US 90 in Bay St. Louis, Miss. (Ben Sklar / AP)
John Allen sits guard at the A. J. Produce Company in New Orleans. (Irwin Thompson / AP)
The Hard Rock Casino, due to open next month, was damaged by Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Miss. (Matthew Cavanaugh / EPA)
Jesus Diaz looks over the concrete slab that used to be his apartment in Biloxi, Miss. (Barry Williams / Getty Images)
Ronald Wood is rescued from his New Orleans home. (James Nielsen AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks past ripped structures along a marina in Bayou La Batre, Ala. (Rob Carr / AP)
A woman cries as she and a neighbor look at her destroyed business in Biloxi, Miss. (Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images)
People search for belongings among debris washed up on the beach in Biloxi, Miss. (Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images)
Residents inspect damage in Biloxi, Miss. (Robert Sullivan AFP/Getty Images)
Wall sections of the Copa Casino in Gulfport, Miss., sit on top of a boat in a parking lot after Hurricane Katrina. The floating casino was docked several hundred yards from where it landed. (Tannen Maury / EPA)