Super Bowl returns to New Orleans

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New Orleans skyline

The city of New Orleans shows how it has recovered from one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history to hosting Super Bowl XLVII. See gallery

Bourbon Street in New Orleans in 2007.
 

 

Left: AP Photo,US Navy, Mate Airman Jeremy L. Grisham. Right:Bloomberg via Getty Images, Paul Taggart
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Superdome

Left: Rising flood waters threaten downtown New Orleans Sept. 1, 2005.

Right: The Superdome on Dec. 10, 2011, seven years after Hurricane Katrina struck. 

 

 

 

Left: Getty Images, Chris Graythen. Right: Getty Images, Rob Carr.
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Jackson Square

Left: St. Louis Cathedral during Hurricane Katrina, Aug. 29, 2005. 

Right: A man takes photos at Jackson Square in the French Quarter on Monday.

Left: Getty Images, AFP, James Nielsen. Right: Getty Images, Rob Carr.
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French Quarter

Left: Two people walk down a deserted Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on Aug. 29 2005.

Right: Mario Abney plays the trumpet on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on Monday. 

Left: Getty Images, Chris Graythen. Right: Getty Images, Rob Carr.
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Café Du Monde

Left: The Cafe Du Monde stands vacant on Sept. 15, 2005.

Right: People walk by Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter on Monday. 

 

 

 

Left: AP Photo, Bill Haber. Right: The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images, Melanie Stetson Freeman.
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Canal Street

Left: Residents walk through floodwaters on Canal Street on Aug. 30, 2005.

Right: A streetcar runs down Canal Street in the French Quarter on July 22, 2010.

 

Left: Getty Images, Mario Tama. Right: San Francisco 49ers via Getty Images, Michael Zagaris.
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Coin toss

Left: New Orleans residents sit in the Superdome before the arrival of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 28, 2005.

Right: Captains of the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints stand at center field for the opening coin flip at the Superdome on Nov. 25, 2012.

Left: AP Photo, Dave Martin. Right: Getty Images, Chris Graythen.
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Evacuation

Left: Thousands of New Orleans residents gather at an evacuation staging area along Interstate 10 in Metarie, La., on Sept. 1, 2005. 

Right: Vehicles return to Interstate 10 on Sept. 3, 2008 after mandatory evacuation orders were lifted in New Orleans. 

Getty Images
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Industrial Canal

Top: Cars travel on a bridge across the Industrial Canal to the Lower 9th Ward on Aug. 23, 2010.

Bottom: Two men paddle in flood waters covering the bridge across the Industrial Canal to the Lower 9th Ward on Aug. 31, 2005.

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