On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina wrecked New Orleans. Its roiling waters wiped out the city's flood walls and levees, then raced on through the neighborhoods, leaving utter destruction behind. More than 1,500 people died in the storm. A decade later, Katrina's lasting effects are less visible, perhaps, but still present.


Photographer Carlos Barria holds up a print of a photograph he took in 2005, matched to the same location 10 years on, in North Shore, northwest of New Orleans. The print shows Michael Rehage squatting on the roof of his car on September 12, 2005, after Hurricane Katrina struck. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Reuters photographer Carlos Barria captured the city's initial turmoil. He returned to New Orleans to mark the 10-year anniversary of the hurricane, and to see what had become of the places he documented in 2005. Barria holds up the original photographs in their present-day surroundings, offering a look both at how New Orleans has rebuilt — and how it continues to struggle to do so. Below, images of the city, then and now.


A general view of the Memorial Medical Center. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)



Joshua Creek sat on the porch of his house after Hurricane Katrina struck. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)



Errol Morning sat on his boat on a flooded street. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)



Tyler Teal cleaned up his home in Lafitte, south of New Orleans. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)



Errol Morning sat on his boat on a flooded street. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)



Coffins removed from tombs sat in a graveyard. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)



A woman carried her dog to a collection point for victims of Hurricane Katrina. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)