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PHOTOS: Brad Pitt Makes It Right In New Orleans

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Aug. 27 2010, Published 10:42 a.m. ET

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Brad Pitt went back to the Big Easy on Friday to visit New Orleans’ 9th Ward and RadarOnline.com has the latest photos from his trip.

The actor, who looked his handsome self in a denim button-down shirt, is helping bring attention to the area during the fifth year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Pitt, through his Make It Right Foundation, has focused on building eco-friendly homes for those displaced by the devastation. In 2006, they commissioned 13 architects to build the affordable home.

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Part of his mission is to build awareness about the ongoing struggle survivors face. To that end, he also slipped in time to do a special televised interview with Brian Williams.

Looking relaxed and happy to be in New Orleans, Pitt smiled and waved at fans and a crowd of locals who stopped to see the movie star in action.

“New Orleans still has a long way to go to get back from Katrina but things are moving in the right direction thanks to guys like Brad Pitt,” Baxter Barnes, who received a home from Make It Right and has spent time with both Pitt and Angelina Jolie, told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “They are both genuine and down-to-earth people and if were not for them we, like a lot of other people, would not have homes back in New Orleans.”

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