Haitians celebrate their independence from France on Jan. 1 each year with a traditional squash soup called soup joumou. Courtesy of Whole Foods hide caption

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Fires also burned overnight up and down the streets of Petionville, outside the capital Port-au-Prince. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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This image provided by NASA taken early Friday morning Nov. 5, 2010 shows Hurricane Tomas approximately 175 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and moving northeast near 9 mph. Tomas strengthened to a Category One Hurricane overnight with maximum sustained winds now at 80 mph with higher gusts.  NASA hide caption

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A man suffering from cholera symptoms lies on the floor of the hospital in Marchand Dessalines, Haiti. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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