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1 June, 2006. Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana. First day of hurricane season. Wishful thinking on cleared ground beside the massive, 4,000 ft long, $34 million flood wall, rebuilt by Cajun Contractors for the Army Corps of Engineers is almost complete and stands, in theory, ready to protect the devastated Lower 9th Ward from the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal. Photographed is the area where a huge barge smashed through the original flood wall, where a tidal wave of water rushed through, devastating the area where so many people died.
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