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New Orleans is being reborn (without its Confederate statues)

The Southern city is recovering from its recent hardships – but it’s not all plain sailing

7 November 2015

9:00 AM

7 November 2015

9:00 AM

The last time I was in New Orleans was during the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico when the city was still also reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Now it seems to have recovered from these traumas. The restaurants are packed and the picturesque French Quarter, the old heart of the city, throbs to the sound of jazz music in streets blazing with neon lights and crowded with excited fun-seekers.

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