Images Of Haiti Days After The Earthquake, And Now

NPR photographer David Gilkey revisits a few key locations in Haiti one year after a massive earthquake devastated the capital, Port-au-Prince, and left more than 200,000 people dead. Conditions in some locations have improved in the past year; others changed very little.

Editor's Note: Some of these photographs are not suitable for all audiences.

An armed man walks through a collapsed burning building on the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince on Jan. 18, 2010. A year later the building is gone, one of the few to have been removed.

hide captionA year after Haiti's damaging earthquake, this collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince is gone, one of the few to have been removed.

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A man wielding a knife checks for looters in the ruins of a shop near downtown Port-au-Prince on Jan. 17, 2010. A year later, the collapsed roof has been removed. Street vendors and shoppers are using the area.

hide captionThe collapsed roof a shop near downtown Port-au-Prince has been removed since this Jan. 17, 2010, image, and street vendors and shoppers are using the area.

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A Haitian man walks past Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, in complete ruins in downtown Port-au-Prince on Jan. 17, 2010. Very little has changed and no demolition has taken place, as seen in this Jan. 8 image.

hide captionVery little has changed at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in downtown Port-au-Prince, seen on Jan. 17, 2010, and Jan. 8, 2011.

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A man walks through the destroyed central market of downtown Port-au-Prince on Jan 14, 2010. A year later, on Jan. 8, some of the rubble has been removed.

hide captionThe central market in downtown Port-au-Prince was destroyed in the earthquake, as seen in this Jan. 14, 2010, photo. By Jan. 8, 2011, some of the rubble had been removed.

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Morgue workers walk through piled bodies at the National Hospital's central morgue in downtown Port-au-Prince Jan. 14, 2010. A year later, the hospital is up and running, and the morgue is back to business as usual.

hide captionMorgue workers walk through piled bodies at the National Hospital's central morgue in downtown Port-au-Prince on Jan. 14, 2010. The hospital is now up and running, and the morgue is back to business as usual.

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