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Panoramas: Hurricane Rita

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Sept. 23: Iris Garza and her boyfriend Apolonio Alvarado, both of Houston, attend to their children Xavier and Napoleon, inside the Barnett Field House in Houston. The gymnasium was converted to a temporary shelter for residents and travelers seeking a safe place to stay during Hurricane Rita. (Photos by Ben de la Cruz, Panoramic composite by John Poole / washingtonpost.com)

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