Last of the Refugees Leave the Superdome

September 3,2005 - Posted at 7:25 p.m. CDT

New Orleans -  The last 300 refugees in the Louisiana Superdome have climbed aboard buses bound for new temporary shelter. They leave behind a darkened and stinking arena strewn with trash.

The sight of the last person -- an elderly man wearing a Houston Rockets cap -- prompted cheers from members of the Texas National Guard who were guarding the facility. Inside and outside the Superdome is a sea of trash up to five feet deep.

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