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January 14, 2010 in Nation/World
Logan Abassi photo

In this photo released by the United Nations, buildings affected by an earthquake lay in ruins in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Tuesday.

Gerald Herbert photo

Cindy Terasme cries after seeing the feet of her dead 14-year-old brother, Jean Gaelle Dersmorne, at the rubble of the collapsed St. Gerard School in the aftermath of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Gerald Herbert photo

Cindy Terasme screams after seeing the feet of her dead 14-year-old brother Jean Gaelle Dersmorne in the rubble of the collapsed St. Gerard School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti Tuesday.

Julie Jacobson photo

A man empties out the refrigerator of his collapsed home in Port-au-Prince Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. A powerful earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday leaving thousands dead and many displaced.

Gregory Bull photo

People walk by the Cathedral that collapsed during an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Logan Abassi photo

The MINUSTAH United Nations headquarters lie in ruins after a major earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in this photo released by the United Nations.

Logan Abassi photo

Earthquake survivors’ tents are seen between buildings in Port au Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in this photo released by the United Nations.

American Red Cross photo

A Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 aerial photo provided by the American Red Cross shows survivors gathered around bodies in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.

Julie Jacobson photo

Earthquake survivors walk amid collapsed buildings and rubble in downtown Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Logan Abassi photo

In this photo released by the United Nations, an earthquake survivor receives treatment at a medical clinic set up at a UN logistics base in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Carl Juste photo

Men carry an empty coffin after failing to find a body after Tuesday’s earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. The coffin was later sold to another woman whose daughter rested close by.

Patrick Farrell photo

Gladys Louis Jeune is pulled alive from the rubble of her home in Port-au-Prince nearly 43 hours after Tuesday’s earthquake, where she was greeted by a cheering crowd Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Carl Juste photo

A man points to a body buried under the rubble at the Digicel office that collapsed during the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Ariana Cubillos photo

A family camps outside with an injured relative in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Afraid to spend the night in their homes, most residents of the city are camping on the open after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday.

Ramon Espinosa photo

People carry a coffin next to the bodies of earthquake victims at the morgue in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday.

Francois Mori photo

The bodies of earthquake victims lie on a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday.

Ariana Cubillos photo

A man trapped in the rubble of a collapsed government building waits to be rescued in downtown Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Ramon Espinosa photo

People displaced by Tuesday’s earthquake gather in an open area in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Julie Jacobson photo

A man sits on a coffin intended for his mother, who had yet to be found in the rubble of her home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Gerald Herbert photo

Men work to free students and faculty trapped inside the collapsed St. Gerard Technical School in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Gregory Bull photo

A broken stained glass image of Jesus hangs in the ceiling of the cathedral that collapsed during an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Ricardo Arduengo photo

A Chinese rescue worker climbs a ladder Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at the destroyed MINUSTAH United Nations headquarters damaged by an earthquake Tuesday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Ramon Espinosa photo

A cross stands intact in front of a church that collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake at the Canape Vert neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

Carl Juste photo

A woman carrying her belongings passes several dead bodies waiting to be taken to the morgue after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

January 13, 2010 in Nation/World
Associated Press photo

This Jan. 12, 2010, photo shows a damaged building near the Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation. The International Red Cross says a third of Haiti’s 9 million people may need emergency aid and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the damage to emerge from Tuesday’s earthquake.

Associated Press photo

This Jan. 12, 2010, photo shows a man helping an injured person at the Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation.

Associated Press/Medecins Sans Frontieres, Stefano Zannini photo

This photo provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres shows wounded people gathered at the office of Medecins Sans Frontieres in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010. Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after the strongest earthquake hit the poor Caribbean nation in more than 200 years crushed thousands of structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters.

Associated Press photo

This Jan. 12, 2010, photo shows an injured person being tended to at Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation.

Associated Press photo

In this image made available by the American Red Cross in London, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010, shows earthquake damage to a shanty town on the outskirts of Port au Prince, following a major earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010.

Associated Press photo

In this image made available by the American Red Cross in London, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010, a young earthquake survivor is given first aid in a shanty town on the outskirts of Port au Prince, following a major earthquake in Haiti, Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010.

Ricardo Arduengo photo

People search for survivors under the rubble of a collapse building the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday flattened the president’s palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods.

Ricardo Arduengo photo

Injured people are attended to outside the Villa Creole Hotel the day after a 7.0 earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Ricardo Arduengo photo

An injured girl lies on the side of the road as she is attended to the day after a 7.0 earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Gregory Bull photo

A woman stands in the rubble of her home the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Lynne Sladky photo

A woman cries after finding the body of a loved one after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.

Jorge Cruz photo

Homes affected by an earthquake are seen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.

Jorge Cruz photo

People stand on rubble along Delmas road the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Matt Rourke photo

Louivanie Carty prays for the victims of the Haiti’s earthquake at the First Haitian Church of God in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Jorge Cruz photo

Debris lays in the street after an earthquake along the Delmas Road in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the area, rocked Haiti on Tuesday.

Jorge Cruz photo

Injured people are carried away in a truck after an earthquake in Delmas, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

Cris Bierrenbach photo

People walk through the streets after a powerful earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.

Matt Cross photo

In this image made available by the American Red Cross in London, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010, an earthquake survivor weeps in a shantytown on the outskirts of Port au Prince, following a major earthquake in Haiti, Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010.

Jorge Cruz photo

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

Ricardo Arduengo photo

A UN car is covered in rubble the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday flattened the president’s palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods.

January 12, 2010 in Nation/World
Associated Press photo

People walk past a crushed car and other rubble in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, after the largest earthquake ever recorded in Haiti. Casualties were expected to be substantial.

Associated Press photo

Collapsed floors are seen on a damaged building in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, after the largest earthquake ever recorded in Haiti.

Associated Press photo

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 west of Port-au-Prince.

Carel Pedre photo

This photo provided by Carel Pedre shows people running past rubble of a damaged building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.

Associated Press photo

People carry an injured person after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.