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The ferry boat, bottom right, crosses the Mississippi from downtown New Orleans, seen in background, to Algiers Point, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. 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)