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New Orleans marks Hurricane Katrina anniversary

The US is set to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf coast, killing more than 1,800 people.

US President Barack Obama has arrived in New Orleans, where sombre ceremonies are planned, including a tolling of the bells at St Louis Cathedral.

Louisiana residents held a symbolic burial for victims on Saturday.

The storm displaced hundreds of thousands of people, some of whom have still not returned.

Andy Gallacher reports.

  • 29 Aug 2010