Politicians & Celebrities

Barack Obama speaks at the 2007 Essence Festival in the New Orleans Superdome.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal visits St. John and St. Charles parishes to talk with local officials about what is being done to repair the damage from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

U.S. Senator John McCain holds a press conference at the Country Inn & Suites Hotel in downtown New Orleans on Saturday, July 21, 2007.

NOPD Superintendent Warren Riley, center, is accompanied by Deputy Chief Bruce Adams, left, and Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo as he holds a press conference to announce the firings of two police officers.

Senator John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth stroll down Delery Street in the Lower Ninth Ward, surveying both the damage and the progress made so far.

Portrait of artist Nancy Rhett and WWL radio host Garland Robinette inside their home studio.

Steve Harvey entertains the Superdome's packed audience with his witty barbs and jokes at the 2007 Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Beyonce performs during the 2007 Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Saints football player Deuce McAllister poses next to some weight training equipment at the Saints training facility.

Jesse Jackson visits Sarah T. Reed High School in Louisiana to talk to students about what it takes to succeed and the importance of voting on Thursday, May 15, 2008.

Lionel Richie performs at the 2007 Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Archbishop Alfred Hughes offers his condolences to those in mourning. The Archdiocese of New Orleans held its annual mass for victims and survivors of violence in St. Louis Cathedral.

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