National Geographic : 2008 Sep
PH OTO J URNAL I MARIO TAMA Riverwalk, near Morial Convention Center SEPTEMBER 2, 2005 I'd photographed the lady in the wheelchair being evacuated from a nursing home a few days earlier. I was surprised to see her again. Thousands gathered at the convention center after the storm, but there was no electric power, no food, no sanitation. This was the day that the National Guard responded; they were moving people into the shade to cool off. MARCH 23, 2008 Riverwalk is attracting tourists once again. Mario Tama is a Getty Images photographer.To learn more about rebuilding New Orleans, see neworleans.acorn.org.