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Fleur-de-lis blooms as symbol of Katrina

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A fleur-de-lis with a banner reading "N.O. Place Like Home" was designed by Jason Middelton at Aart Accent tattoo parlor in New Orleans. The fleur-de-lis is the design of choice for thousands of Katrina victims, many of whom never thought about getting a tattoo before the hurricane. (Photo Courtesy of Aart Accent)


Mignon Faget, owner of the popular New Orleans jewelry store franchise by the same name, models the fleur-de-lis broach she designed after Hurricane Katrina. The fleur-de-lis design is the number one seller at boutiques and other retailers across the city. (Photo Courtesy of Mignon Faget)

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Fleur-de-lis tattoos, jewelry and clothes have proliferated in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. The French colonial symbol has become an icon of solidarity among storm victims.