Mardi Gras back in New Orleans
Despite Hurricane Katrina's swath of death and destruction, the loss of 1300 lives and of countless homes which reduced the city's population from 500,000 to less than 200,000, Mardi Gras has returned to New Orleans. Don't knock it. This is Hope rising from the ruins.
I've created a special graphic for this event: the striking face of a reveller above a Greek 100 Drachma commemorative coin of 1967 showing the Phoenix rising, the symbol of regeneration. And money is the key.