Haitians sit in front of the fence surrounding the crumbling presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in August. Nine months have passed since a devastating earthquake killed more than 200,000 people, left 1.5 million homeless and destroyed much of the capital.
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Dr. Michele Roberts Casey examines Janice Seitzinger at her office on the campus of WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C. Casey, a primary care physician, made the leap from private practice to hospital employment in April.
Condoleezza Rice stands in front of the White House during a family trip to Washington, D.C. Rice says her parents had her convinced "that even if I couldn't have a hamburger at Woolworth's lunch counter, I could grow up to be president of the United States."
Ken Tanguis stands outside his home in Houma, La. The mechanic for Diamond Offshore Drilling says he is happy that the Obama administration lifted the restrictions on offshore drilling, but he still fears for his job.