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Crescent City New Year’s Eve



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Despite the destruction still evident four months after Hurricane Katrina, the city decided to welcome the New Year with fireworks, concerts, and in a twist on the Times Square ball drop, the lowering of a giant gumbo pot to mark the start of 2006.

“New Orleans is back open, so come on down and start visiting. That’s the word to get out,” said Brian Kern, an organizer of the festivities.



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