Photos: A Determined Quest For Essentials

  • A Haitian man grips his knife as he prepares to enter a shop near downtown Port-au-Prince Sunday.
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    A Haitian man grips his knife as he prepares to enter a shop near downtown Port-au-Prince Sunday.
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  • He emerges with a bag of goods, prepared to defend himself from others seeking food.
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    He emerges with a bag of goods, prepared to defend himself from others seeking food.
    Photos by David Gilkey/NPR
  • Even after police fire shots in the air, another group returns to the building, passing the items out as quickly as they can.
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    Even after police fire shots in the air, another group returns to the building, passing the items out as quickly as they can.
    Photos by David Gilkey/NPR
  • A Haitian man, draped in a French flag, guards a government building with a shotgun near the Port-au-Prince waterfront.
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    A Haitian man, draped in a French flag, guards a government building with a shotgun near the Port-au-Prince waterfront.
    Photos by David Gilkey/NPR
  • A man who has retrieved a pair of scissors from the rubble defends his actions to the guard.
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    A man who has retrieved a pair of scissors from the rubble defends his actions to the guard.
    Photos by David Gilkey/NPR
  • A Haitian man removes a bundle of goods from a collapsed store near Port-au-Prince.
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    A Haitian man removes a bundle of goods from a collapsed store near Port-au-Prince.
    Photos by David Gilkey/NPR
  • Haitian men distribute water and soda they took from a market in shambles.
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    Haitian men distribute water and soda they took from a market in shambles.
    Photos by David Gilkey/NPR
  • Haitians gather outside a store to buy rice and wheat in downtown Port-au-Prince. Food is scarce and prices have skyrocketed since Tuesday.
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    Haitians gather outside a store to buy rice and wheat in downtown Port-au-Prince. Food is scarce and prices have skyrocketed since Tuesday.
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