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Haiti - one year on



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  • 1. Haiti
    • One year on
  • 2.
    • Orich Florestal (left), 24 and Rosemond Altidon, 22, stand on the edge of their partially destroyed apartment of Port-au-Prince January 9, 2011. An estimated 230,000 people were killed and much of the capital Port-au-Prince was destroyed on Jan 12, 2010.
  • 3.
    • A worker carries crosses to be placed in a the ground as they build a memorial in memory of the tens of thousands killed and buried in the mass grave at Titanyen on January 11, 2011 on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • 4.
    • An aerial view of a tent city in Port-au-Prince is seen on January 10, 2011 - One million people still homeless and living in tent camps such as this one in Port-au-Prince, the nation's capital, seen three weeks after the quake.
  • 5.
    • People walk on a street in downtown Port-au-Prince January 9, 2011. Over 3,000 are suffering from cholera, brought in by the UN support team!! An estimated 9 million cu metres of rubble still remains to be cleared from the streets. Stealing of food is rife, as is sexual violence against women and girls.
  • 6.
    • Earthquake survivor Darlene Etienne, centre, shows a photo of her rescue shot to neighbours on Sunday Jan. 9, 2011. The 17year-old was pulled from the rubble of her cousin's home by French rescue workers, more than two weeks after the Jan. 12 massive earthquake.
  • 7.
    • A worker of Handicap International assists an earthquake victim with a prosthetic leg at a centre for amputees in Port-au-Prince January 10, 2011. Thousands of people lost limbs in the January 12, 2010
  • 8.
    • Soccer players from Haiti's Zaryen team (in blue) and the national amputee team fight for the ball during a friendly match at the national stadium in Port-au-Prince January 10, 2011. Sprinting on their crutches at breakneck speed, the young soccer players who lost legs in Haiti's earthquake last year project a symbol of hope and resilience in a land where so much is broken.
  • 9.
    • Before: A photograph from nearly a year ago shows a fire burning at the Hyppolite iron market in downtown Port-au-Prince on January 29, 2010.
  • 10.
    • After: People look at the newly reconstructed iron market completed in January 2011. The historic trading centre was originally constructed in the 1890's and has been rebuilt this year after a fire levelled it shortly after the January 12, 2010 earthquake.
  • 11.
    • A man listens to the radio inside his battery-charging business at Petionville Club golf course IDP camp in Port-au-Prince January 7, 2011. Reconstruction has barely begun in Haiti a year after its catastrophic earthquake
  • 12.
    • A woman walks past a neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 11, 2011.
  • 13.
    • The ruins of the Cathedral in Port-au-Prince in January of 2011, ahead of the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake.
  • 14.
    • Before: The damaged Fort National neighborhood in Port-au-Prince viewed on February 24, 2010, with the national telephone company Teleco building in the background, just after the 2010 earthquake hit Haiti.
  • 15.
    • After: The damaged Fort National neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince seen one year later, on January 6, 2011.
  • 16.
    • Before: Back in 2010, a large crowd gathers at the ruins of St. Gerard University after receiving reports of a person still alive under the rubble on February 6, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • 17.
    • After: The rebuilt St. Gerard University (R) and another rebuilt building are seen on January 7, 2011.
  • 18.
    • Before: One year ago, earthquake survivors bathe and wash clothes in a stream next to destroyed homes on February 9, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • 19.
    • After: Haitians bathe and wash clothes in the same stream as the previous photo, on January 8, 2011.
  • 20.
    • Deaf-mute earthquake victims are seen inside their new houses donated by the International Red Cross in Port-au-Prince January 9, 2011.
  • 21.
    • Dan Woolley, a U.S. citizen who survived the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake, prays at the site of the destroyed Hotel Montana where he was rescued, in Port-au-Prince January 9, 2011. He told U.S. media after his rescue that he had used a first-aid app on his iPhone to stop the bleeding from his injuries.
  • 22.
    • Sebastian Lamoth, 8, right, puts on his prosthesis at his home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday Jan. 10, 2011. Lamoth's leg was amputated due to an injury suffered in the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake.
  • 23.
    • Are corpses an immediate threat to the health of the city?
  • 24.
    • A boy watches out from his tent shortly after the ‘quake struck on 12 January 2010 – he’s probably still there!
  • 25.
    • END