Somber Gatherings Mark 5th Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

January 12, 2015 6:19 PM

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Somber Haitians gathered early Monday to remember the devastating January 2010 earthquake that killed relatives and neighbors while shattering much of the overcrowded capital and surrounding area in one of the worst natural disasters of modern times.

Hundreds of women in white dresses and men in slacks and dress shirts attended a Catholic Mass just after dawn at a new church built alongside the ruined National Cathedral, the towering remnants of broken walls still dominating the impoverished Bel Air neighborhood in downtown Port-au-Prince.

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