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  • Haitian children playing in the town of Jacmel display smiles to visitors.

       Haitian children playing in the town of Jacmel display smiles to visitors.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Tent City in Port-au-Prince near the airport where thousands have lived for over a year since the earthquake.

       Tent City in Port-au-Prince near the airport where thousands have lived for over a year since the earthquake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • One of the worst and most dangerous tent city in Port-au-Prince area, Cite Soleil, sun city where there is no electricity or sewers and is controlled by gangs.

       One of the worst and most dangerous tent city in Port-au-Prince area, Cite Soleil, sun city where there is no electricity or sewers and is controlled by gangs.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Tent city children wash in the open with dirty water where they have lived for over a year since the earthquake.

       Tent city children wash in the open with dirty water where they have lived for over a year since the earthquake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A tent city resident works on the roof of his make shift house in Port-au-Prince.

       A tent city resident works on the roof of his make shift house in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kids play with a flatten soccer ball in tent city in Port-au-Prince as houses dot the hillside in the background.

       Kids play with a flatten soccer ball in tent city in Port-au-Prince as houses dot the hillside in the background.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Inside one of the tents in Cite Soleil, Sun City in Port-au-Prince is regarded as the most dangerous tent city in the region with some of its residents who have been there since the earthquake.

       Inside one of the tents in Cite Soleil, Sun City in Port-au-Prince is regarded as the most dangerous tent city in the region with some of its residents who have been there since the earthquake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Daily life includes a man throwing out dirty water in tent city near Port-au-Prince.

       Daily life includes a man throwing out dirty water in tent city near Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Rows of tents dot the landscape in and around Port-au-Prince nearly a year after the earthquake.

       Rows of tents dot the landscape in and around Port-au-Prince nearly a year after the earthquake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Broken buildings dot the Port-au-Prince landscape pretty much as they did on the day of the 2010 January earthquake with pieces of rubble still scattered on the ground.

       Broken buildings dot the Port-au-Prince landscape pretty much as they did on the day of the 2010 January earthquake with pieces of rubble still scattered on the ground.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kids swim in the dirty water while a woman does her laundry near a tent city located near Port-au-Prince.

       Kids swim in the dirty water while a woman does her laundry near a tent city located near Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Earthquake damage still remains a year later in the Port-au-Prince area.

       Earthquake damage still remains a year later in the Port-au-Prince area.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Earthquake damage of a university school where five people are still entombed in Port-au-Prince.

       Earthquake damage of a university school where five people are still entombed in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The Port-au-Prince Cathedral is now a place where kids play instead of praying.

       The Port-au-Prince Cathedral is now a place where kids play instead of praying.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Pigs root in the garbage dump located next to the Caribbean Sea in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Pigs root in the garbage dump located next to the Caribbean Sea in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The Port-au-Prince university lies in rubble with fresh flowers marking the one year earthquake anniversary of 2010. Five students still remain entombed in the rubble.

       The Port-au-Prince university lies in rubble with fresh flowers marking the one year earthquake anniversary of 2010. Five students still remain entombed in the rubble.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian women such as this one walk the streets of Port-au-Prince selling her bag of onions and other products that they have raised to earn money.

       Haitian women such as this one walk the streets of Port-au-Prince selling her bag of onions and other products that they have raised to earn money.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A woman gives a haircut in a pile of earthquake rubble outside Port-au-Prince.

       A woman gives a haircut in a pile of earthquake rubble outside Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Port-au-Prince residents see not much of future after the 2010 earthquake when they face what is in front of them.

       Port-au-Prince residents see not much of future after the 2010 earthquake when they face what is in front of them.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian children dressed in their Sunday best clothes play on what was a school that was destroyed by the earthquake of 2010 in Jacmel as a Catholic mass commemorates the members of their community that were killed.

       Haitian children dressed in their Sunday best clothes play on what was a school that was destroyed by the earthquake of 2010 in Jacmel as a Catholic mass commemorates the members of their community that were killed.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian girls take a moment after school to have their picture taken.

       Haitian girls take a moment after school to have their picture taken.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian children play after school in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Haitian children play after school in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Waiting to be seen at a medical clinic all dressed up in her best clothes a Haitian woman smiles despite all her hardships.

       Waiting to be seen at a medical clinic all dressed up in her best clothes a Haitian woman smiles despite all her hardships.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kids in tent city have smiles on their faces despite conditions in Port-au-Prince.

       Kids in tent city have smiles on their faces despite conditions in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters with kids in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Lisa Ballantine, Director of FilterPure Filters with kids in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Market day at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

       Market day at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Broken buildings dot the Port-au-Prince landscape pretty much as they did on the day of the 2010 January earthquake.

       Broken buildings dot the Port-au-Prince landscape pretty much as they did on the day of the 2010 January earthquake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Port-au-Prince residents walk past the Presidential Palace which remains untouched since the 2010 earthquake that destroyed it.

       Port-au-Prince residents walk past the Presidential Palace which remains untouched since the 2010 earthquake that destroyed it.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Despite her hardships living in tent city in Port-au-Prince, this little girls manages to let a huge smile brighten the day for all who were lucky enough to see it.

       Despite her hardships living in tent city in Port-au-Prince, this little girls manages to let a huge smile brighten the day for all who were lucky enough to see it.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Walking with oranges after coming from the market past earthquake ruins in Port-au-Prince.

       Walking with oranges after coming from the market past earthquake ruins in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Women carry five gallon buckets, some empty, some full, on their heads as they go about their daily chores.

       Women carry five gallon buckets, some empty, some full, on their heads as they go about their daily chores.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Marching in the streets of Jacmel, Haiti, Haitians pray and sing for their fellow family members and friends marking the one year anniversary of the massive earthquake that struck the region.

       Marching in the streets of Jacmel, Haiti, Haitians pray and sing for their fellow family members and friends marking the one year anniversary of the massive earthquake that struck the region.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitians wash their clothes in ocean run off water in the afternoon sun.

       Haitians wash their clothes in ocean run off water in the afternoon sun.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian sleeps outside the ruins of the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince.

       A Haitian sleeps outside the ruins of the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Goats and pigs eat garbage on the beach as the Caribbean Sea breaks against the shoreline in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Goats and pigs eat garbage on the beach as the Caribbean Sea breaks against the shoreline in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The living room floor is all that is left of a house in Jacmel, Haiti as a young boy entertains himself by sliding on it as makeshift houses now dot the landscape.

       The living room floor is all that is left of a house in Jacmel, Haiti as a young boy entertains himself by sliding on it as makeshift houses now dot the landscape.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Parade in Jacmel on the anniversary of the earthquake brought prayers and songs to Haiti.

       Parade in Jacmel on the anniversary of the earthquake brought prayers and songs to Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral.

       The ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kids play in the ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral.

       Kids play in the ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Walking to a water well with five gallon buckets on their head is a everyday fact of life for Haitians.

       Walking to a water well with five gallon buckets on their head is a everyday fact of life for Haitians.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Earthquake damage still remains a year later in the Port-au-Prince area.

       Earthquake damage still remains a year later in the Port-au-Prince area.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Floors at the university pancaked entombing five students during the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

       Floors at the university pancaked entombing five students during the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • What was part of the university school was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.

       What was part of the university school was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Street kids pound on your windows as you drive by looking for money or food in Port-au-Prince.

       Street kids pound on your windows as you drive by looking for money or food in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A section of a roof sits precariously ready to fall with the next aftershock in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

       A section of a roof sits precariously ready to fall with the next aftershock in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kids play near the rubble of the university where five students were killed and remain in the 2010 earthquake at Port-au-Prince.

       Kids play near the rubble of the university where five students were killed and remain in the 2010 earthquake at Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian woman dressed up in her best clothes waits for treatment at a medical clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.

       A Haitian woman dressed up in her best clothes waits for treatment at a medical clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A young Haitian girl waits for her mother as she is treated at a local clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.

       A young Haitian girl waits for her mother as she is treated at a local clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian girl smiles as she waits for treatment at a medical clinic in Jacmel, Haiti

       A Haitian girl smiles as she waits for treatment at a medical clinic in Jacmel, Haiti
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Beautiful faces and colors as displayed by this Haitian woman is present in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Beautiful faces and colors as displayed by this Haitian woman is present in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A young Haitian girl sporting a winning smile takes a break after school to have her picture taken.

       A young Haitian girl sporting a winning smile takes a break after school to have her picture taken.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian women sporting colorful hats wait for treatment at the local clinic to see an American doctor in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Haitian women sporting colorful hats wait for treatment at the local clinic to see an American doctor in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Colorful ribbons in this schoolgirl's hair symbolizes what school she goes to in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Colorful ribbons in this schoolgirl's hair symbolizes what school she goes to in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian schoolboy strikes a friendly pose in Jacmel, Haiti.

       A Haitian schoolboy strikes a friendly pose in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • An old Haitian woman waits for treatment to see an American doctor at the local clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.

       An old Haitian woman waits for treatment to see an American doctor at the local clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitians wait in the hot sun all day if necessary to see an American doctor at the local clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Haitians wait in the hot sun all day if necessary to see an American doctor at the local clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A young Haitian girl casts a look of wonderment as she plays in Jacmel, Haiti.

       A young Haitian girl casts a look of wonderment as she plays in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitians by the busloads cross the border into Haiti from the Dominican Republic with supplies on a daily basis.

       Haitians by the busloads cross the border into Haiti from the Dominican Republic with supplies on a daily basis.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian women walk along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic looking for a ride to their homes.

       Haitian women walk along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic looking for a ride to their homes.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • :Earthquake damaged buildings lean to the right as people walk by in Port-au-Prince.

       :Earthquake damaged buildings lean to the right as people walk by in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian brother and sister walk home from school in Jacmel, Haiti.

       A Haitian brother and sister walk home from school in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian girl hangs out at the medical clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.

       A Haitian girl hangs out at the medical clinic in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitian school girls walking home after school to their home in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Haitian school girls walking home after school to their home in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitians schoolchildren race home in colorful uniforms in Jacmel, Haiti.

       Haitians schoolchildren race home in colorful uniforms in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitians brothers wash each other at their home in tent city in Port-au-Prince.

       Haitians brothers wash each other at their home in tent city in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A young schoolboy walks home after school in Jacmel, Haiti.

       A young schoolboy walks home after school in Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Colorful people in a colorful land share their smiles despite their hardships on a daily basis.

       Colorful people in a colorful land share their smiles despite their hardships on a daily basis.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian woman carries her supplies on market day at the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

       A Haitian woman carries her supplies on market day at the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • School girls walk to their school in the early morning light in Port-au-Prince.

       School girls walk to their school in the early morning light in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A young Haitian girl makes use of a large bowl as a new play toy in tent city in Port-au-Prince.

       A young Haitian girl makes use of a large bowl as a new play toy in tent city in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Morning light wakes up residents in their homes located on a mountain side in Port-au-Prince.

       Morning light wakes up residents in their homes located on a mountain side in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A young Haitian boy sits and eats his peanut butter sandwich in tent city inside the borders of Port-au-Prince.

       A young Haitian boy sits and eats his peanut butter sandwich in tent city inside the borders of Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitians continue to do their daily chores despite the earthquakes damages around them.

       Haitians continue to do their daily chores despite the earthquakes damages around them.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The Port-au-Prince Cathedral Church sits as a reminder of the earthquake as residents go about their daily chores in the morning.

       The Port-au-Prince Cathedral Church sits as a reminder of the earthquake as residents go about their daily chores in the morning.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian woman prays on the anniversary date of the earthquake in Jacmel, Haiti

       A Haitian woman prays on the anniversary date of the earthquake in Jacmel, Haiti
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Tent city residents sit and watch the activities of the day in Port-au-Prince across from the Presidential Palace.

       Tent city residents sit and watch the activities of the day in Port-au-Prince across from the Presidential Palace.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian woman washes herself outside her tent, one of thousands, in Port-au-Prince.

       A Haitian woman washes herself outside her tent, one of thousands, in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Residents walk past the broken remains of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral on the anniversary of the earthquake.

       Residents walk past the broken remains of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral on the anniversary of the earthquake.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A young Haitian boy plays on the wall near the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on market day.

       A young Haitian boy plays on the wall near the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on market day.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Tent city residents sit outside their homes in Port-au-Prince.

       Tent city residents sit outside their homes in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Women wash themselves in the water run off from the Caribbean Sea near Jacmel, Haiti.

       Women wash themselves in the water run off from the Caribbean Sea near Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A young Haitian boy plays with a hoop and stick in the trash dump located outside the Jacmel, Haiti.

       A young Haitian boy plays with a hoop and stick in the trash dump located outside the Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Haitians take to the streets to protest the lack of change since the earthquake to their town of Jacmel, Haiti.

       Haitians take to the streets to protest the lack of change since the earthquake to their town of Jacmel, Haiti.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Catching a ride as the sun sets is common and necessary as Haitians try to get home after working out in the city of Port-au-Prince.

       Catching a ride as the sun sets is common and necessary as Haitians try to get home after working out in the city of Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Reminders of the earthquake destructive powers stand as a testimonial everywhere in Port-au-Prince.

       Reminders of the earthquake destructive powers stand as a testimonial everywhere in Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • :Haitian boys play in the ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral despite the dangers of falling concrete.

       :Haitian boys play in the ruins of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral despite the dangers of falling concrete.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A Haitian begs for money in the middle of a busy street is a common sight near Port-au-Prince.

       A Haitian begs for money in the middle of a busy street is a common sight near Port-au-Prince.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

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