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January 14, 2010

Haiti 48 hours later

Two days after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck beneath Port-au-Prince, Haiti, some of the massive damage is becoming more apparent. Rescue teams are arriving, aid groups are trying their best to battle huge logistical challenges, bodies are being identified, and some medical care is being given. Rescue teams from all over the world have joined the recovery effort, as the United States pledged $100 million in relief efforts. The Red Cross ventured an estimate of up to 50,000 deaths, as bodies at the local morgues overflowed into the streets. Collected here are some more scenes from this devastated region - see yesterday's entry as well. (34 photos total)

Residents watch as heavy machinery razes a destroyed building after a major earthquake hit the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, January 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Rescue dogs are seen in their enclosure before leaving for Haiti at the Torrejon military airbase in Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2010. Firefighters without Borders, the International Red Cross and other aid groups said they are preparing a major disaster relief effort in Haiti after a powerful earthquake struck the capital. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) #

Men try to reach trapped survivors at the Montana hotel that collapsed after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, in this United Nations handout taken January 12, 2010. The number of U.N. military and police officials confirmed to have been killed in the Haiti earthquake now stands at 22, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday. Picture taken January 12. (REUTERS/UN Photo Logan Abassi) #

A woman grimaces while receiving treatment on January 14, 2010, at an ad hoc medical clinic at the MINUSTAH logistics base following a devastating earthquake that rocked Port au Prince, Haiti, on January 12, 2010. (LOGAN ABASSI/AFP/Getty Images) #

A woman walks among debris in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) #

In this handout image provided by the United Nations, Haitians set up impromtu tent cities thorough the capital after an earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the Haitian capital just before 5 pm yesterday, on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Much of Port-au-Prince was reduced to rubble by the quake on January 12, but the airport was operational, opening the way for international relief aid to be ferried in by air as well as by sea. (Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH via Getty Images) #

The downtown core shows the damage after an earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the Haitian capital just before 5 pm yesterday, on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH via Getty Images) #

An earthquake survivor sits by a fire in the street in Port-au-Prince, late Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) #

In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, and released by the Philippine Mission to the United Nations, members of the 10th Philippine Peacekeeping Contingent serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) help in search and rescue efforts at the collapsed U.N. headquarters in Port-au-Prince, where a number of staff members and peacekeepers, including three from the Philippines, remain trapped more than a day after a powerful earthquake struck the capital city. (AP Photo/United Nations, Marco Dormino) #

Medical staff members treat an injured man at an ad hoc medical clinic at the MINUSTAH logistics base following a devastating earthquake that rocked Port au Prince, Haiti, on January 12, 2010. (LOGAN ABASSI/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man holds a child in a makeshift camp for earthquake survivors in the 31 Delmar neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Afraid to spend the night in their homes, most residents are camping out after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) #

Handout photo provided on January 14, 2010 by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a sunken crane, destroyed warehouse and containers toppled over in the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 13, 2009. (Sondra-Kay Kneen/AFP/Getty Images) #

Local residents stand amidst the ruins of their hometown hours after the earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) #

Skin peels away from a badly injured victim as they wait for medical assistance after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) #

A girl lies trapped between her bed and the roof of her house January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images) #

A man covers the body of his colleague recovered from the rubble of a destroyed building after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) #

The legs of a corpse are seen among the rubble of a hotel destroyed by massive earthquake that rocked Haiti in Port-au-Prince on January 13, 2010. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) #

A dead victim is seen inside the trunk of a car after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz TRANSPORT) #

People look at earthquake victims lying on the street in the aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) #

A Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 aerial photo provided by The American Red Cross shows survivors gathered around bodies in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince during a joint Red Cross Red Crescent/ECHO (European Community Humanitarian Organization) aerial assessment mission following Tuesday's devestating earthquake. (AP Photo/American Red Cross) MANDATORY CREDIT #

A man steps carefully through lifeless bodies piled outside the morgue in Port-au-Prince on January 14, 2010, following a devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on January 12. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man surveys hundreds of bodies of earthquake victims at the morgue in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) #

Residents look at destroyed buildings after a major earthquake hit the capital Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. The death toll in Haiti's catastrophic earthquake could run to tens of thousands, President Rene Preval said on Wednesday, a day after the quake demolished schools, hospitals, houses and hillside shanties across the crowded and impoverished capital. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) #

An injured girl lies on the side of the road as she is attended to the day after an earthquakeƂ hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) #

Local residents wander amidst the ruins of their hometown hours after the earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010. More than 100,000 people were feared dead in Haiti Wednesday after a calamitous earthquake razed homes, hotels, and hospitals, leaving the capital in ruins and bodies strewn in the streets. With thousands of people missing, dazed survivors in torn clothes wandered through the rubble as more than 30 aftershocks rocked the ramshackle capital, where more than two million people live, most in the grip of poverty. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) #

A photo released on January 14, 2010 from the UN Minustah mission of An aerial view of flattened buildings in downtown Port-au-Prince following a devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010. (LOGAN ABASSI/AFP/Getty Images) #

The hand of a dead student is seen under the rubble of St. Gerard church and school that collapsed in an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Teachers and students are trapped underneath the rubble since Tuesday when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) #

Pedestrians walk along a street destroyed by a massive earthquake that rocked Haiti, in Port-au-Prince on January 13, 2010. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) #

A woman leaves a partially destroyed building where the body of another woman, left, lies under the rubble in the 31 Delmas neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) #
 
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A photo released on January 14, 2010 from the UN Minustah mission of an aerial view of a flattened shanty town in Port-au-Prince following a devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010. (LOGAN ABASSI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Karim Applon, 7, sits on his aunt's lap while waiting to be evacuated for medical treatment, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/Carl Juste, The Miami Herald) #

Christopher Holmes from the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue searches for survivors in the rubble of a building on January 14, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #


Update, 01/15/10


Two year old Redjeson Hausteen Claude reacts to his mother Daphnee Plaisin, after he was rescued from a collapsed home by Belgian and Spanish rescuers in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) #

 
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