New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Holdouts from Hurricane Katrina paddle out of streets of New Orleans.
Civilian holdouts from Hurricane Katrina paddle themselves out of the flooded streets of New Orleans September 7, 2005. Authorities threatened to force reluctant survivors out of their ruined and fetid city on Wednesday as the cost of Hurricane Katrina to the U.S. economy climbed and a political fight raged over failed rescue plans. Troops and police fanned out door to door, trying to persuade some 10,000 entrenched residents that the toxic flood waters of floating debris, oil and human waste encircling them could be deadly and that they needed to get out fast. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton SS/SA