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This Jan. 15, 2013 photo shows a ferry boat crossing the Mississippi River from Downtown to Algiers in New Orleans. A boat ride is one of the best ways to get a look at the New Orleans skyline and the Mississippi River's daily parade of river barges, steamships and cruise ships. The Algiers Point ferry, which has been in operation since the early 1800s, is free to pedestrians. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)