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Images: Looking Back at the Earthquake in Haiti

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  • In this photo taken Aug. 25, 2010, people stand in front of the national palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, damaged by the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. By some estimates, only 2 percent of the 250 million cubic meters of debris in Port-au-Prince has been cleared, for reasons ranging from lack of equipment and money to an abysmal property records system. Meanwhile, most Haitians just live and work around the piles of debris.

      In this photo taken Aug. 25, 2010, people stand in front of the national palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, damaged by the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. By some estimates, only 2 percent of the 250 million cubic meters of debris in Port-au-Prince has been cleared, for reasons ranging from lack of equipment and money to an abysmal property records system. Meanwhile, most Haitians just live and work around the piles of debris.
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  • Gladys Loiuis Jeune is pulled alive from the rubble of her home in Port-au-Prince nearly 43 hours after the earthquake, where she was greeted by her ecstatic daughter Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

      Gladys Loiuis Jeune is pulled alive from the rubble of her home in Port-au-Prince nearly 43 hours after the earthquake, where she was greeted by her ecstatic daughter Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.
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  • In this Feb. 6, 2010 file photo, a suspected looter looks at a Haitian police officer as he lies on the ground with his hands tied behind his back with other detained men after being caught in a bank in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake in Port-au-Prince.

      In this Feb. 6, 2010 file photo, a suspected looter looks at a Haitian police officer as he lies on the ground with his hands tied behind his back with other detained men after being caught in a bank in the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
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  • Haiti's National Palace is seen after in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, the day after a powerful earthquake hit the country.

      Haiti's National Palace is seen after in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, the day after a powerful earthquake hit the country.
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  • Girls cry as a little girl is removed from the rubble, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Port-AU-Prince, Haiti. Tuesday's quake left a landscape of collapsed buildings _ hospitals, schools, churches, ramshackle homes, even the gleaming national palace _ the rubble sending up a white cloud that shrouded the entire capital.

      Girls cry as a little girl is removed from the rubble, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Port-AU-Prince, Haiti. Tuesday's quake left a landscape of collapsed buildings _ hospitals, schools, churches, ramshackle homes, even the gleaming national palace _ the rubble sending up a white cloud that shrouded the entire capital.
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  • Haiti's National Palace is seen damaged in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 after a powerful earthquake struck the country.

      Haiti's National Palace is seen damaged in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 after a powerful earthquake struck the country.
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  • People stand on rubble along Delmas road the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

      People stand on rubble along Delmas road the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
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  • In this Jan. 17, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Navy, an air crewman drops humanitarian aid in support of earthquake relief efforts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

      In this Jan. 17, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Navy, an air crewman drops humanitarian aid in support of earthquake relief efforts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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  • Joseph Philibert holds a sign to offer day trips to passengers from the Celebrity Cruises ship Solstice in Labadee, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.

      Joseph Philibert holds a sign to offer day trips to passengers from the Celebrity Cruises ship Solstice in Labadee, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.
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  • The girl Febienne Gechmar who was killed accidentally by police is laying in the street.

      The girl Febienne Gechmar who was killed accidentally by police is laying in the street.
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  • People fight for goods taken from collapsed stores in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.

      People fight for goods taken from collapsed stores in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.
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  • Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team personnel deployed by USAID load a cargo plane with several tons of supplies bound for Haiti, in Sterling, Va. on Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010.

      Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team personnel deployed by USAID load a cargo plane with several tons of supplies bound for Haiti, in Sterling, Va. on Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010.
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  • In this Jan. 19, 2010 photo provided by the American Red Cross, Eleanore Rose of the Canadian Red Cross holds six-month-old Sebastian Joseph at Hospital General in Haiti. Sebastianís mother was killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake. For the American Red Cross, a surge of donations to help its relief efforts in Haiti provides a dramatic chance to prove it learned from its flawed responses to Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 terror attacks.

      In this Jan. 19, 2010 photo provided by the American Red Cross, Eleanore Rose of the Canadian Red Cross holds six-month-old Sebastian Joseph at Hospital General in Haiti. Sebastianís mother was killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake. For the American Red Cross, a surge of donations to help its relief efforts in Haiti provides a dramatic chance to prove it learned from its flawed responses to Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 terror attacks.
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  • A man gestures behind a person trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

      A man gestures behind a person trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
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  • Passengers from the Celebrity Cruises ship Solstice zipline in Labadee, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. Cruise ships continued to stop at the Labadee resort after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12.

      Passengers from the Celebrity Cruises ship Solstice zipline in Labadee, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. Cruise ships continued to stop at the Labadee resort after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12.
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  • In this photo taken July 4, 2010, police raise the Haitian flag in front of the Jan. 12 earthquake damaged National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Six months after the devastating earthquake several plans exist on paper to rebuild the main government buildings but no official decision has been made and the future of fifteen of the country's 17 ministry buildings that collapsed in the quake remains unclear.

      In this photo taken July 4, 2010, police raise the Haitian flag in front of the Jan. 12 earthquake damaged National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Six months after the devastating earthquake several plans exist on paper to rebuild the main government buildings but no official decision has been made and the future of fifteen of the country's 17 ministry buildings that collapsed in the quake remains unclear.
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  • Injured people sit along Delmas road the day after an earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

      Injured people sit along Delmas road the day after an earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
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  • An injured child is tended to at the Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010. The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years struck Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings.

      An injured child is tended to at the Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010. The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years struck Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging the National Palace, U.N. peacekeeper headquarters and other buildings.
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  • In this Jan. 19, 2010 file photo, a U.S. Navy helicopter takes off in front of the National Palace after members of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, front, landed in Port-au-Prince.

      In this Jan. 19, 2010 file photo, a U.S. Navy helicopter takes off in front of the National Palace after members of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, front, landed in Port-au-Prince.
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  • In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, containers are toppled over in the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2009 after an earthquake struck the region.

      In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, containers are toppled over in the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2009 after an earthquake struck the region.
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  • People carry an injured person after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince.

      People carry an injured person after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince.
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  • A young man was stabbed to death while looting. The young man died with an unopened tube of toothpaste in his pocket.

      A young man was stabbed to death while looting. The young man died with an unopened tube of toothpaste in his pocket.
    Jan Dago/ Morgenavisen Jyllands Posten/PSG

  • In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, and released by the Philippine Mission to the United Nations, members of the 10th Philippine Peacekeeping Contingent serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) help in search and rescue efforts at the collapsed U.N. headquarters in Port-au-Prince, where a number of staff members and peacekeepers, including three from the Philippines, remain trapped more than a day after a powerful earthquake struck the capital city.

      In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, and released by the Philippine Mission to the United Nations, members of the 10th Philippine Peacekeeping Contingent serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) help in search and rescue efforts at the collapsed U.N. headquarters in Port-au-Prince, where a number of staff members and peacekeepers, including three from the Philippines, remain trapped more than a day after a powerful earthquake struck the capital city.
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  • Homes affected by an earthquake are seen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

      Homes affected by an earthquake are seen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
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  • This photo provided by Carel Pedre shows people running past rubble of a damaged building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area shook Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help.

      This photo provided by Carel Pedre shows people running past rubble of a damaged building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area shook Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help.
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  • 15-year-old Febienne Gechmar is dead after being hit by a warning shot fired by local police. The police is trying to stop looting.

      15-year-old Febienne Gechmar is dead after being hit by a warning shot fired by local police. The police is trying to stop looting.
    Jan Dago/ Morgenavisen Jyllands Posten/PSG

  • People gather outside Haiti's National Palace which was damaged by an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

      People gather outside Haiti's National Palace which was damaged by an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
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  • A damaged building is seen after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area rocked Haiti on Tuesday. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince.

      A damaged building is seen after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area rocked Haiti on Tuesday. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince.
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  • In this photo taken June 21, 2010, a man pushes a wheel barrow past earthquake damaged buildings in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Six months after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, in downtown Port-au-Prince where much of the nation's industry and commerce was clustered and where about 80 percent of the buildings were destroyed, plans are in place to remake the entire area with the government pledging $100 million for reconstruction, but top government officials cannot say where the money will come from.

      In this photo taken June 21, 2010, a man pushes a wheel barrow past earthquake damaged buildings in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Six months after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, in downtown Port-au-Prince where much of the nation's industry and commerce was clustered and where about 80 percent of the buildings were destroyed, plans are in place to remake the entire area with the government pledging $100 million for reconstruction, but top government officials cannot say where the money will come from.
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  • Police trying to stop looters in Port-au-Prince have resorted to violent measures of their own that include arresting, beating, and even shooting looters.

      Police trying to stop looters in Port-au-Prince have resorted to violent measures of their own that include arresting, beating, and even shooting looters.
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  • In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, people congregate in an empty field in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2009. The assessment follows a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that damaged the region Jan. 12.

      In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, people congregate in an empty field in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2009. The assessment follows a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that damaged the region Jan. 12.
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  • Scavengers look for goods amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

      Scavengers look for goods amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
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  • The first of 53 Haitian orphans, whose orphanage was destroyed in the massive earthquake, is carried off an Air Force plane at Pittsburgh International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 in Imperial, Pa. The orphans will be taken to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for medical care and be placed in group homes until their adoptions are finalized. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and other officials escorted the children from Haiti, where they and their American caretakers spent days in dire need of food and water.

      The first of 53 Haitian orphans, whose orphanage was destroyed in the massive earthquake, is carried off an Air Force plane at Pittsburgh International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 in Imperial, Pa. The orphans will be taken to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for medical care and be placed in group homes until their adoptions are finalized. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and other officials escorted the children from Haiti, where they and their American caretakers spent days in dire need of food and water.
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