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Cairo, Ill., at the center of controversy

April 29, 2011 | 10:40 p.m. CDT
A levy holds back the Mississippi River from spilling more water into Missouri on Friday. This photograph was taken south of Cairo, Ill., where the Ohio River feeds into the Mississippi River. Cairo is at the center of the debate over the Army Corps of Engineers plan to blow a hole in the levee on the Missouri side.

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