In New Orleans, Floods and Looting Spread

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Canal Street was flooded in New Orleans Tuesday. i

Canal Street was flooded in New Orleans Tuesday; the historic city was steadily filling with water from nearby Lake Pontchartrain. Reuters hide caption

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Canal Street was flooded in New Orleans Tuesday.

Canal Street was flooded in New Orleans Tuesday; the historic city was steadily filling with water from nearby Lake Pontchartrain.

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Flood waters are rising in New Orleans, which remains without power after being hit by Hurricane Katrina Monday. Phone service is also largely down, and looting is being reported in several areas.

Fallout from the storm has prompted President Bush to return to the White House from his vacation two days ahead of schedule.

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