The Crescent City, so named because it was built on the banks of an oxbow of the Mighty Mississippi, has facinated the world under four flags.
A unique cultural melting pot of Native American, African American, French, Spanish and American influences has created the unique cajun, creole magical mix of red beans, Mardi Gras and jazz.
Floods, hurricanes, wars, disease have bruised her and yet it endures, its fabric woven into our culture and the imagination of the world.
Here is some of her best as she carries on and rebuilds.
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