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29 August 2006. New Orleans, Louisiana. Lower 9th ward.
Mother Tanya Lewis brings daughters Tanyelle (4yrs) and Kiara (6yrs) back to revisit their devastated former home one year later. Civilians gathered at the site of the breach of the industrial canal for the Great Flood commemoration and memorial ceremony to 'honor and remember our loved ones who have passed.' People came to mark the anniversary of devastating hurricane Katrina at the site where the now repaired and allegedly in theory stronger levee flood wall. The levee breached along the industrial canal at the point where people gathered, needlessly killing hundreds of innocent civilians in the worst engineering disaster in US history.
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