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Water diverted from the Mississippi River spills through a bay in the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, La., on Saturday, May 14, 2011. A steel, 10-ton floodgate was raised for the first time in nearly four decades, unleashing a torrent of water from the river, away from heavily populated areas downstream. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Photo by: Patrick Semansky
Water diverted from the Mississippi River spills through a bay in the Morganza Spillway in Morganza, La., on Saturday, May 14, 2011. A steel, 10-ton floodgate was raised for the first time in nearly four decades, unleashing a torrent of water from the river, away from heavily populated areas downstream. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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