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Banksy Pops Up in New Orleans in Time for Katrina Anniversary and Gustav's Arrival

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It's been a rough couple of days for people along the Gulf Coast. The three-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was on Friday and, as if on cue, Hurricane Gustav roared into town on Monday.

Thankfully, Gustav is not as strong as Katrina, but New Orleans is still at serious risk and is still STILL rebuilding. And many people are still very disgusted at how residents were treated during Katrina.

Enter Banksy, "art terrorist." Banksy is a graffiti artist from the UK and has left his mark in cities all over the world. Some of his pieces are purely art, but many provide strong juxtapositions on current politics.

Banksy went to New Orleans to paint a few pieces in honor of Katrina's anniversary and to highlight the vast amounts of work that still need to be done in the city. Pictures of his New Orleans work can be found here and here.







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