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May 20, 2011, 5:25 a.m.
An old train depot near the main levee wall of historic downtown Vicksburg stands submerged under several feet of algae-covered water on May 16.

Photo: Suzi Altman

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Vicksburg's watery siege

An old train depot near the main levee wall of historic downtown Vicksburg stands submerged under several feet of algae-covered water on May 16.

The watery inundation of this historic city is one in a long string of cities affected by the overflowing of the Mississippi River this month.