An overall view of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
An overall view of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas September 4, 2005, shows inflatable beds for the evacuees from New Orleans, who have escaped the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans began the gruesome task of collecting its thousands of dead on Sunday as the Bush administration tried to save face after its botched rescue plans left the city at the mercy of Hurricane Katrina. Except for rescue workers and scattered groups of people, streets in the once-vibrant capital of jazz and good times were all but abandoned after a mass exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees into neighboring Texas and other states. REUTERS/Tim Johnson TCJ/HK