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January 30, 2010

Haiti: As We Approach Week Four

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Seventeen days after the earthquake, this was the scene two days ago outside the Presidential Palace and Cite Soleil in Port au Prince.

…And some find it puzzling the Haitians don’t cry? You might think crying is automatic, but actually, until someone has enough space to really think and feel, this expression of pain or anguish just won’t happen. And, from the reports and pictures of continuing ineptitude distributing food and water, it seems many Haitians — far from having much space at all — are still being traumatized.

(photo 1: Ramon Espinosa / AP. photo 2: Eduardo Munoz / Reuters.)

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