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  1. This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows flooded roadways as the Coast Guard conducted initial Hurricane Katrina damage assessment overflights of New Orleans, Monday Aug. 29, 2005.

    Ex-Presidents, Obama to Mark Katrina Anniversary

    It promises to be bittersweet. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, killing 1,800 and displacing a million residents, President Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will visit the city next week to observe the anniversary. Sweet, because of the “remarkable recovery and resilience” engendered by the disaster, as the White House put it. Bitter, because parts of the region — like the all-Black Lower Ninth Ward — remain abandoned, giving those who never left another chance to hear visiting officials promise to make the city whole.

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