12 of 38: A Louisiana National Guard helicopter dumps water on a burning marsh fire in Eastern New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Haze from the fire was reported as far west as the Baton Rouge metro area, the National Weather Service said. It expanded its smoke alert from New Orleans and six suburban parishes to 23 parishes, including towns 100 miles from New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (AP Photo/ Gerald Herbert)

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