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IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans

IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans
A cyclist chats with soldiers patrolling in a Humvee in the Marigny neighborhood during rain in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans
A large fallen tree blocks a drive way shortly after Hurricane Gustav passed through Lafayette, Louisiana. The intensity of Hurricane Gustav has weakened dramatically since it hit Lafayette but was still powerful enough to knock down large trees in residential neighborhoods. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans
Mary Scheps surveys the damage to her home after Hurricane Gustav hit Lafayette, Louisiana. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans
Waves break over the industrial canal levee as Hurricane Gustav strikes the Gulf Coast in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gustav made landfall as a Category 2 storm near Cocodrie, Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans
Louisiana National Guard troops drive through flood waters from the industrial canal. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said residents could begin to return to the city later this week. Businesses will be allowed to open as soon as Wednesday. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans
A police officer waits for assistance after his car stalled in flood waters near the industrial canal levee as Hurricane Gustav strikes the Gulf Coast. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans
Water from the industrial canal laps over the levee. Gustav, now a tropical storm spinning toward Texas, will continue to lose power over the next day, even as it dumps heavy rain parts of six states, the US National Hurricane Centre said. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gustav hits New Orleans
Floodwater from Hurricane Gustav overtops the Industrial Canal levee into the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Getty Images)