Venice

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Venice, Louisiana is the last town on the Mississippi River before it empties out into the Gulf. This piece of land is at the constant mercy of nature. Hurricane Katrina left the town in shambles, then the BP oil spill put an immediate halt on their main industry: shrimping. Water levels are rising, globalization threatens their local economy, but they vigorously fight to stay in their home. Why? Because in their words, "this is God's country."