10 of 50: In this image provided by the Navy Visual News Service, Lyda Ann Thomas, right, Mayor of Galveston, Texas, prepares to fly aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) for a capabilities and limitations meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. Nassau is anchored off the coast of Galveston, Texas, to render disaster response and aid to civil authorities as directed in the wake of Hurricane Ike. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Spc. 3rd Class Kiona M. Mckissack)

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