Evacuees Begin Return to New Orleans

Residents of Algiers, La., Return to Their Homes

Corey Guidry shovels rotten food into a burning trash barrel in his friend Dean Voshell's backyard in Algiers, La. Residents of Algiers were allowed to return to their homes Sept. 19. Reuters hide caption

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Three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans officially welcomes back its first residents. The Algiers area is the first to open, and relatively dry neighborhoods will follow later this week. Some officials think it's too soon to have residents move back because of contaminated water and lack of utilities, among other problems.

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