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Helicopters lift sandbags that will be dropped into the area of the levee break to facilitate repairs to 17th street levee in New Orleans, Louisiana Thursday, September 8, 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer
Helicopters lift sandbags that will be dropped into the area of the levee break to facilitate repairs to 17th street levee in New Orleans, Louisiana Thursday, September 8, 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney meets with local and elected officials, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 in Gulfport Miss., while on a tour of the Gulf Coast areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. White House photo by David Bohrer
A house located in a Gulfport, Mississippi neighborhood was destroyed by the effects of Hurricane Katrina in the flood ravaged areas Thursday, September 8, 2005. The hurricane hit both Louisiana and Mississippi ten days prior, Monday, August 29th. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney walks with a resident of a Gulfport, Mississippi neighborhood Thursday, September 8, 2005. The area was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, which hit both Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29th. Mrs. Cheney and Mayor Brent Warr are also shown walking. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney talks with residents of a Gulfport, Mississippi neighborhood Thursday, September 8, 2005. The neighborhood was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, which hit both Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29th. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney walks with Mayor Brent Warr, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, through a neighborhood in Gulfport, Miss., devastated by Hurricane Katrina, as they talk with surviving residents. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney tours the flood ravaged areas of Mississippi and Louisiana, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, to survey damage and view relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Vice President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney took an aerial tour of the Gulf coast aboard Marine Two with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. White House photo by David Bohrer
An aerial view shows the flood-ravaged areas of New Orleans, Louisiana Thursday, September 8, 2005. The damage was created by Hurricane Katrina, which hit both Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29th. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney surveys the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana Thursday, September 8, 2005. The Vice President's tour of the city includes visits with police and EMS personnel working in the area. White House photo by David Bohrer
A church in New Orleans, Louisiana is submerged by floodwaters that were caused by the effects of Hurricane Katrina Thursday, September 8, 2005. The hurricane hit both Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29th. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney and Governor Kathleen Blanco talk with members of the US Army Corp of Engineers during a tour of the 17th street levee repair operations in New Orleans, Louisiana Thursday, September 8, 2005. The Vice President's tour of the city includes visits with police and EMS personnel working in the area. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney talks with a members of the US Army Corp of Engineers during a tour of the 17th street levee repair operations in New Orleans, Louisiana Thursday, September 8, 2005. The Vice President's tour of the city includes visits with police and EMS personnel working in the area. White House photo by David Bohrer
Helicopters lift sandbags that will be dropped into the area of the levee break to facilitate repairs to 17th street levee in New Orleans, Louisiana Thursday, September 8, 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer
Vice President Dick Cheney meets with local and elected officials, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 in Gulfport Miss., while on a tour of the Gulf Coast areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. White House photo by David Bohrer
President George W. Bush outlines further assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. President Bush is joined, from left to right, by U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, Alphonso Jackson; U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Michael Leavitt; U.S. Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao; and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns. White House photo by Paul Morse
President George W. Bush outlines further assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. White House photo by Eric Draper
Laura Bush is joined by U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, right, as she reads a book to first graders at Lovejoy Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, September 8, 2005. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson
Laura Bush meets Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 with families from New Orleans, displaced last week as a result of Hurricane Katrina, at the Greenbrook Elementary School in DeSoto County, Miss. Greenbrook Elementary School has enrolled the most displaced students among the DeSoto County schools in Mississippi. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson
Laura Bush embraces a child Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 of one of the families from New Orleans, displaced last week as a result of Hurricane Katrina, during a meeting at the Greenbrook Elementary School in DeSoto County, Miss. Greenbrook Elementary School has enrolled the most displaced students among the DeSoto County schools in Mississippi. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson
Laura Bush and U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings meet newborn Iriella Johnson and her mother Irene Johnson, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, one of the many families displaced from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to the Goodman Oaks Church of Christ in Southaven, Miss. The Goodman Oaks Church of Christ was one of the first shelters established in Mississippi when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson
Laura Bush observes a fifth grade math class at Lovejoy Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, September 8, 2005. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson