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Times-Picayune staff photographer Alex Brandon swims away from the paper in the flooded city of New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Brandon had swam to the building to get a memory card of photos to the paper.(AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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Times-Picayune staff photographer Alex Brandon swims away from the paper in the flooded city of New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Brandon had swam to the building to get a memory card of photos to the paper.(AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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