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Images: From the Suburbs to Haiti, One Year Later

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Lionel Legoute, formerly of Palatine, and his fiancee Rachel Ehrhard of Oak Park share a moment in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The two met in Chicago at Concordia University and do mission work together. Lionel stayed with the Steve and Janice Schorter family of Palatine while he was in school.
  Lionel Legoute, formerly of Palatine, and his fiancee Rachel Ehrhard of Oak Park share a moment in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. The two met in Chicago at Concordia University and do mission work together. Lionel stayed with the Steve and Janice Schorter family of Palatine while he was in school.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Brothers wash each other in tent city across from the untouched Presidential Palace which lies in ruins.
  Brothers wash each other in tent city across from the untouched Presidential Palace which lies in ruins.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A woman washes herself on the street across from the site of the Haitian Presidential Palace .
  A woman washes herself on the street across from the site of the Haitian Presidential Palace .
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A young Haitian boy plays on the fence near the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
  A young Haitian boy plays on the fence near the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Lionel Legoute, formerly of Palatine, and his fiancee Rachel Ehrhard of Oak Park share a moment with Port-au-Prince resident Madam Venia Jean Baptiste as she is given a Filter Pure filter by Elk Grove's Lisa Ballantine, Director of Filter Pure International. The Filter Pure Company has two filter making factories, one in Jacmel, Haiti and the other in the Dominican Republic.
  Lionel Legoute, formerly of Palatine, and his fiancee Rachel Ehrhard of Oak Park share a moment with Port-au-Prince resident Madam Venia Jean Baptiste as she is given a Filter Pure filter by Elk Grove's Lisa Ballantine, Director of Filter Pure International. The Filter Pure Company has two filter making factories, one in Jacmel, Haiti and the other in the Dominican Republic.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Haitians' new homes rest in the middle of the wreckage in Port-au-Prince.
  Haitians' new homes rest in the middle of the wreckage in Port-au-Prince.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Lionel Legoute, formerly of Palatine, and his fiancee Rachel Ehrhard of Oak Park shares a moment with Port-au-Prince resident Madam Venia Jean Baptiste in Port-au-Prince, Haiti talking about the earthquake and how it changed their lives.
  Lionel Legoute, formerly of Palatine, and his fiancee Rachel Ehrhard of Oak Park shares a moment with Port-au-Prince resident Madam Venia Jean Baptiste in Port-au-Prince, Haiti talking about the earthquake and how it changed their lives.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Tent city residents live across the street from the the collapsed Haitian Presidential Palace .
  Tent city residents live across the street from the the collapsed Haitian Presidential Palace .
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Lionel Legoute, formerly of Palatine, and his fiancee Rachel Ehrhard of Oak Park share a moment in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
  Lionel Legoute, formerly of Palatine, and his fiancee Rachel Ehrhard of Oak Park share a moment in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Tent cities, such as this one near the runways of the Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport, house tents as far as the eye can see with no real estate between them in sweltering 100-plus degree heat.
  Tent cities, such as this one near the runways of the Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport, house tents as far as the eye can see with no real estate between them in sweltering 100-plus degree heat.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Tent cities spring up just about everywhere in Port-au-Prince one year after a catastrophic earthquake shook Haiti.
  Tent cities spring up just about everywhere in Port-au-Prince one year after a catastrophic earthquake shook Haiti.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Tent cities constructed in the wake of last year's earthquake are comprised of complex, tightly packed units as far as the eye can see.
  Tent cities constructed in the wake of last year's earthquake are comprised of complex, tightly packed units as far as the eye can see.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Haitians walk by the remains of Port-Au-Prince Cathedral in one of the hardest-hit areas of Haiti.
  Haitians walk by the remains of Port-Au-Prince Cathedral in one of the hardest-hit areas of Haiti.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Elk Grove's Lisa Ballantine looks around the remains of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral with street children, who now use the building as a playground.
  Elk Grove's Lisa Ballantine looks around the remains of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral with street children, who now use the building as a playground.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Tent cities constructed in the wake of last year's earthquake are comprised of complex, tightly packed units as far as the eye can see.
  Tent cities constructed in the wake of last year's earthquake are comprised of complex, tightly packed units as far as the eye can see.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Haitians arrange their homes around the remains of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral .
  Haitians arrange their homes around the remains of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral .
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Anderson Chalemage ,14, washes his younger brother Moise Chalemage ,3, in tent city near the Port-au-Prince airport. Moise has a swollen stomach because of malnutrition.
  Anderson Chalemage ,14, washes his younger brother Moise Chalemage ,3, in tent city near the Port-au-Prince airport. Moise has a swollen stomach because of malnutrition.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Trucks weighted down with supplies and people cross the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic .
  Trucks weighted down with supplies and people cross the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic .
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Haitians cross the border to Haiti from the Dominican Republic with supplies for their families.
  Haitians cross the border to Haiti from the Dominican Republic with supplies for their families.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A Haitian prepares to fill his water jugs in Haiti. Tap water is undrinkable.
  A Haitian prepares to fill his water jugs in Haiti. Tap water is undrinkable.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Two boys row near the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in a colorful boat.
  Two boys row near the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in a colorful boat.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The border Haiti and the Dominican Republic share is jam-packed with a bustle of activity.
  The border Haiti and the Dominican Republic share is jam-packed with a bustle of activity.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Colorful outfits and Haitian women going to work.
  Colorful outfits and Haitian women going to work.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Armed border guards at the boundary of Haiti and the Dominican Republic keep the peace.
  Armed border guards at the boundary of Haiti and the Dominican Republic keep the peace.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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