Photos: Security Falters In Downtown Port-au-Prince

  • Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division walk in downtown Port-au-Prince to establish secured areas throughout the city.
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    Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division walk in downtown Port-au-Prince to establish secured areas throughout the city.
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  • U.S. soldiers guard the entrance to the national hospital.
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    U.S. soldiers guard the entrance to the national hospital.
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  • Security guards walk on the lawn in front of the destroyed National Palace Tuesday in Port-au-Prince.
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    Security guards walk on the lawn in front of the destroyed National Palace Tuesday in Port-au-Prince.
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  • Haitian men carry a coffin on Monday in downtown Port-au-Prince.
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    Haitian men carry a coffin on Monday in downtown Port-au-Prince.
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  • A hearse drives past a sign pleading for help near downtown Port-au-Prince.
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    A hearse drives past a sign pleading for help near downtown Port-au-Prince.
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  • A man walks past a burning church Monday in downtown Port-au-Prince.
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    A man walks past a burning church Monday in downtown Port-au-Prince.
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  • A man carries cloth from a shack behind a burning building in the commercial district of Port-au-Prince on Monday.
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    A man carries cloth from a shack behind a burning building in the commercial district of Port-au-Prince on Monday.
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  • A man carrying a shotgun walks through a burning, collapsed building while trying to keep looters at bay.
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    A man carrying a shotgun walks through a burning, collapsed building while trying to keep looters at bay.
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  • A Haitian policeman looks for looters approaching the commercial district of downtown Port-au-Prince.
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    A Haitian policeman looks for looters approaching the commercial district of downtown Port-au-Prince.
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  • Haitians scatter as police fire shots in an attempt to disperse looters Monday in the commercial district of downtown Port-au-Prince.
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    Haitians scatter as police fire shots in an attempt to disperse looters Monday in the commercial district of downtown Port-au-Prince.
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  • A Haitian man tries to hammer a hole through the roof of a collapsed home to reach trapped bodies Monday in Port-au-Prince.
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    A Haitian man tries to hammer a hole through the roof of a collapsed home to reach trapped bodies Monday in Port-au-Prince.
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  • Haitians prepare to spend another night on the streets Monday near Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are homeless and living on the streets.
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    Haitians prepare to spend another night on the streets Monday near Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are homeless and living on the streets.
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