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New Orleans a City of Paradoxes During Mardi Gras

In the Lower Ninth ward, the collapsing houses are too dangerous to even try to retrieve belongings.
/ Andrea Hsu, NPR
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Andrea Hsu, NPR
In the Lower Ninth ward, the collapsing houses are too dangerous to even try to retrieve belongings.

Six months after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is a city of revelry --- and a city of despair. A city where some neighborhoods are up and running, and others are a wasteland. A city where some have found a new calling, and some can no longer cope. Robert Siegel and Michele Norris report from New Orleans.

This report was produced by Andrea Hsu.

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