Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region 10 years ago, severely flooding New Orleans and leaving 1,833 people dead. Since then, local communities in the city have been rebuilding -- where there were once flooded houses, there are now new buildings and neighborhoods.
In May of this year, Getty Images photojournalist Mario Tama visited the region to take dramatic before-and-after photos. His images show that the future of New Orleans is hopeful, but there is still work to be done.
WARNING: Some images contain disturbing content.