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A day after the devastating Jan. 12 quake, Rose Marguie Normil, 40, who had been buried under rubble, pleads for help outside a hospital in Port-au-Prince. Doctors said they couldn't do anything for her since they had no X-ray machines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A fire burns from within a destroyed building in Port-au-Prince. Throughout the capital, structures lay collapsed like giant sandwiches, with remnants showing through.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A woman tries to rescue someone whose voice she heard from beneath the Department of Justice building, one of many shattered government centers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Bodies lie wrapped in sheets in Port-au-Prince, a familiar sight in the Haitian capital a day after the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Daphkalia Brignol, 8, suffered a head injury after a door fell on her head and trapped her during the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A Hope for Haiti medic tends to a young boy injured in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that has devastated Port-au-Prince. Planes carrying rescuers and tons of water, food and medical supplies have landed in the Haitian capital from the U.S., China, France and Spain, according to officials and news reports.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

While some Haitians searched for survivors in the rubble, others packed what was left of their belongings and evacuated Port-au-Prince. By some official estimates, 3 million people were affected by the earthquake, roughly a third of the population of the impoverished Caribbean nation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A man is detained after being accused of looting from a store in downtown Port-au-Prince. Police officers and the store owner beat him in the street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Haitians argue over goods looted from a store in downtown Port-au-Prince. The woman holds in her top the share she claims.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Police try to stop looting in downtown Port-au-Prince. People are becoming desperate for food and water and anything they might sell.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A Haitian police officer ties up a suspected looter who was carrying a bag of evaporated milk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Lionel Michaud mourns the death of his wife, Lormeny Nathalie, and son Christian Michaud, who lie in the courtyard outside a morgue in Port-au-Prince where hundreds of bodies have been brought.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Belgian rescue workers lift Marise George from the ruins of a home she had been visiting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in January. The earthquake struck the day she arrived; she was trapped for three days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Dan Woolley, of Compassion International, is rescued from the Hotel Montana, where he spent 65 hours pinned under rubble. Touching his face is Mondesir Luckson, a bellboy who was also trapped in the ruins and with whom he was able to communicate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

One of the many tent cities that have sprung up around Port-au-Prince catering to the thousands left homeless after a 7.0 earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A young boy peeks out from sheets cobbled together for a makeshift tent in Port-au-Prince. Residents have been making do with whatever they can find.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of people in Port-au-Prince are still too afraid to sleep in their homes. A family gathers around a candle waiting for the sun to rise on the third night after the quake. They were singing hymns throughout the night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Rony Guervil, 38, holds his son Kency, 5, as the sun starts to rise in Petionville, Haiti, on Jan. 15, the third day after the earthquake. The family took refuge in the park in front of St. Pierre Catholic Church, where hundreds of other people had also come after their houses were destroyed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A boy watches a passing helicopter as Haitians line up to receive high-protein biscuits being handed out by the World Food Program with the assistance of United Nations troops.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Filiane Lander, 39, right, and Suzette Benjamin, 50, cover their noses as they watch the body of one of their friends being burned where she was killed by falling debris. "I was sitting right there," Lander said, "when it happened. We don't know what to do now. No one has told us. Not only do we not have money to buy food to sell, but we don't even have a place to sit." Many women like them sit on the sidewalks selling goods. Debris had fallen from the building above, killing their friend. Locals set the corpse on fire to try to eliminate the stench, which had become too strong after four days during which no city workers had come to pick up the body.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A crowd swarms a building in downtown Port-au-Prince, where the number of people scavenging continues to rise.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Looters continue to steal over the body of a man who has just been shot and killed by police in central Port-au-Prince.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Rebecca Brutus, 4, hangs on tight to a package of food her family received in Leogane.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Nearly a week after the quake struck, Seraphine Joseph is still waiting to be cared for at a clinic in the town of Leogane.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Fires burn in downtown Port-au-Prince, where most of the buildings have been destroyed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

An aerial view provides greater perspective on damage wrought to downtown Port-au-Prince in the 7.0 earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Children cling to adults as they push forward in a food handout line run by American troops in Port-au-Prince.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A scrap collector walks through a Port-au-Prince intersection carrying salvaged metal items on his head.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Michel Chedler, 28, is taken in by police after he was beaten during an argument over stolen property and chased by a mob chanting, "You stole! You stole!" in Port-au-Prince. The police planned to let him go after the crowd dispersed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A woman gets a supply of food and water from Brazilian troops with the United Nations. The U.N.'s World Food Program said it had distributed 1.5 million rations, mostly high-energy biscuits.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Residents of Cite Soleil leave with food supplies delivered by the U.S. military's 82nd Airborne and UN soldiers from Brazil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A U.N. soldier from Uruguay tries to hold back a surging crowd at a food distribution point in Port-au-Prince. Thousands waited for rice, but supplies ran out.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A Haitian boy flies a kite over the tent camp that has become his home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Rudeson Laurent, 10, takes a drink of water after brushing his teeth on a smoldering pile of trash.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A young Haitian woman in the tent camp still finds a reason to smile.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Children living at the Horizon of Hope orphanage in Port-au-Prince are still sleeping outdoors two weeks after the earthquake. Many of them have already been adopted.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

U.S. Army Spc. Nelson Whitney of the 82nd Airborne Division assists a severely dehydrated man who was pulled out of the rubble of a collapsed building in downtown Port-Au-Prince. It is unknown whether he had been trapped for two weeks since the original earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A crowd gathered for food distribution gets out of control despite a heavy police presence in Cite Soleil, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Port-Au-Prince. Thousands gathered at a gate trying to get food.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A broken water main pipe gives downtown residents the opportunity to bath and wash their clothes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

In Port-au-Prince, a man stands in the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral at the start of a three-day period of national mourning in Haiti, a month after the devastating earthquake Jan. 12 that killed an estimated 200,000 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Residents of St. Louis Gonzaga IDP Camp pray in front of tents during a three-day mourning period for the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Tuberculosis patient Michelet Francois lies on the ground, as another patient, Jean Marc, left, tries to stay cool at the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince. The temperatures in the TB ward tents can reach 100 degrees. The patients are served regular meals at the hospital, but not enough to get stronger.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIZ O. BAYLEN / Los Angeles Times

A patient receives treatment for cholera.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A cholera victim lies in a treatment facility in the Haitian capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

The body of cholera victim Charite Desire is prepared for removal by city workers in downtown Port-au-Prince. Her body and the area are sprayed with a chlorine solution.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A poster for presidential candidate Jude Celestin, handpicked successor of President Rene Preval, is defaced, showing disfavor with the current government. A young boy stands in the shadow of a downtown business district where auto parts are sold.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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3 Comments

  1. January 11, 2011, 8:07 pm

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  3. January 12, 2011, 8:31 pm

    [...] On the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, people pray at a memorial service near the presidential palace. A  Reconstruction efforts remain practically nonexistent, and camps for the displaced appear to have taken on a permanence. See our “Haiti Earthquake: A Look Back a Year Later” gallery. [...]

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