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Haiti struck by major earthquake

Haiti struck by major earthquake
People search for survivors amongst the rubble of the Caribbean Super Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti, followed by at least a dozen aftershocks, causing widespread devastation in the capital. (Getty Images)
Haiti struck by major earthquake
A woman faints in the arms of a medic in an emergency clinic in Petionville. The death toll was expected to climb into the hundreds, but no official figure has been released so far. (Getty Images)
Haiti struck by major earthquake
People come to the aid of a wounded man. The quake was the strongest to hit the country in 200 years and was felt as far away as Cuba. (Getty Images)
Haiti struck by major earthquake
A Haitian woman is helped after being trapped in rubble. The huge earthquake toppled buildings, causing widespread damage and panic. (Getty Images)
Haiti struck by major earthquake
A Haitian woman is covered in rubble. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for the Caribbean region after the earthquake struck. (Getty Images)
Haiti struck by major earthquake
A destroyed building in Port-au-Prince. (Getty Images)
Haiti struck by major earthquake
Haitians walk past damaged buildings. (Getty Images)
Haiti struck by major earthquake
The Haitian presidential palace stands in ruins. (Getty Images)