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1 | Haiti

The Long Road Back

With the tales of miraculous rescues from the rubble of Port-au-Prince slowing to a trickle, the Haitian government called off the search for survivors of the devastating earthquake that flattened much of the capital on Jan. 12. Though the death toll is impossible to pinpoint, government officials estimated that 150,000 corpses have been interred in mass graves; tens of thousands more remain buried under debris. As aid organizations struggle to deliver emergency provisions to the ravaged disaster zone--the U.N.'s World Food Programme estimated it has fed hundreds of thousands of people but cautioned that...

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