Photos: Slow Relief Under Way In Haiti

  • U.S. Marines unload a Navy Sea Stallion helicopter with relief supplies near the town of Leogane on Saturday. Aid is beginning to arrive with more frequency nearly two weeks after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake first struck.
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    U.S. Marines unload a Navy Sea Stallion helicopter with relief supplies near the town of Leogane on Saturday. Aid is beginning to arrive with more frequency nearly two weeks after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake first struck.
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  • One of the primary obstacles that delayed relief efforts immediately following the quake was providing necessary security to deliver aid.
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    One of the primary obstacles that delayed relief efforts immediately following the quake was providing necessary security to deliver aid.
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  • Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne load patients on a Navy helicopter in Port-au-Prince on Saturday. Some of the injured are being transported to the USNS Comfort medical treatment ship off Haiti's shore.
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    Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne load patients on a Navy helicopter in Port-au-Prince on Saturday. Some of the injured are being transported to the USNS Comfort medical treatment ship off Haiti's shore.
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  • Looting, which has posed a major security issue since the earthquake, has been reduced under police control. Haitians wait in line for rations of food and water on Friday.
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    Looting, which has posed a major security issue since the earthquake, has been reduced under police control. Haitians wait in line for rations of food and water on Friday.
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  • Peacekeepers deliver humanitarian rations in Port-au-Prince.
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    Peacekeepers deliver humanitarian rations in Port-au-Prince.
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  • Relief supplies have begun arriving in Port-au-Prince with more frequency, and the main hospital is now running with the help of foreign doctors.
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    Relief supplies have begun arriving in Port-au-Prince with more frequency, and the main hospital is now running with the help of foreign doctors.
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  • Haitians stand in line as peacekeepers from the United Nations World Food Program distribute water and humanitarian rations in front of the National Palace.
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    Haitians stand in line as peacekeepers from the United Nations World Food Program distribute water and humanitarian rations in front of the National Palace.
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  • The Haitian government plans to move 400,000 earthquake victims from the shattered capital to camps in outlying areas in the coming weeks to prevent the spread of disease.
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    The Haitian government plans to move 400,000 earthquake victims from the shattered capital to camps in outlying areas in the coming weeks to prevent the spread of disease.
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  • Diseases could sweep quickly through crowded makeshift camps — where homeless families have little or no sanitation.
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    Diseases could sweep quickly through crowded makeshift camps — where homeless families have little or no sanitation.
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