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Angela Chalk looks at a home in New Orleans' 7th Ward that hasn't been touched since Hurricane Katrina. Chalk, the vice president of the 7th Ward neighborhood association, spends some of her free time tracking down and reporting dilapidated and abandoned properties. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

New Orleans Neighborhoods Scrabble For Hope In Abandoned Ruins

Hurricane Katrina obliterated homes and drove out residents. Ten years later, the city is still struggling with how to handle the blight that remains in some wards — scars of an uneven recovery.

A bicycle rider makes it through a dense sandstorm during the Burning Man Festival in 2000. Hail, wind and dust storms are regular occurrences at the festival — and for a while, there were fears that this year's celebration would also include an infestation of bugs. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bugs Leave As Quickly As They Swarmed In Days Before Burning Man

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Bugs Leave As Quickly As They Swarmed In Days Before Burning Man

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Lt. Col. Kris Roberts served as a facilities maintenance officer at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan in the 1980s. Courtesy of Lt. Col. Kris Roberts hide caption

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U.S. Compensates Marine Exposed To Toxic Chemicals In '80s

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"We've learned so much from this album," Kehinde Hassan (right) says. He and his twin brother, Taiwo Hassan, just released FW14 as Christian Rich. theonepointeight/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Christian Rich: 'We've Always Done Everything Together'

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A mural dedicated to Freddie Gray remains in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore where he was arrested in May of this year. Gray's later death in custody sparked days of unrest in the city — and, now, has inspired a course at the University of Maryland law school. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Off The Streets And Onto The Syllabus: The Freddie Gray Course

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Angela Chalk looks at a home in New Orleans' 7th Ward that hasn't been touched since Hurricane Katrina. Chalk, the vice president of the 7th Ward neighborhood association, spends some of her free time tracking down and reporting dilapidated and abandoned properties. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

New Orleans Neighborhoods Scrabble For Hope In Abandoned Ruins

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New Orleans Neighborhoods Scrabble For Hope In Abandoned Ruins

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