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New Orleans Five Years After Katrina

NOLA Five Years Later
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In the five years since Katrina hit, on August 29, 2005, New Orleans has experienced its share of woes, but not without major triumphs. Despite the effects of the hurricane itself, a damaged reputation, and problems associated with the recent BP oil spill, the Big Easy has shown resilience as well as a desire to become better than ever. Now, as the city commemorates the five-year anniversary of the catastrophic storm, here’s a look back to 10 major milestones in its recovery and rebirth as a major U.S. tourism destination.

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