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Photos: The scene in Haiti in the aftermath of a major earthquake

Survivors of a powerful earthquake in Haiti scrambled for shelter, food and medical supplies as officials acknowledged that the deadly temblor had disrupted vaccination efforts, and the aftermath of Tropical Storm Grace continued to snarl already feeble relief efforts, worsening a dire humanitarian crisis and fueling anger.

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Aug. 21

People carry coffins during the funeral of four family members, in Marceline near Les Cayes.

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Henry Romero/Reuters

Aug. 20

Doctor Geraldine Chery examines a boys head at L'Saile Community Hospital as a woman in a hat looks on, in L'Saile.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 19

Dust and debris from the recent earthquake cover a room at Seminaire Collage de Mazenod in Camp-Perrin.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 19

School chairs are surround by debris from the recent earthquake at Evangelical Baptist School of Picot, in Camp-Perrin.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 19

A pedestrian walks over a crack that cuts across National Highway 7, in Camp-Perrin.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 19

People on a motor bike ride past Eglise De Dieu, in Camp-Perrin.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 19

A man searches for belonging at the home of his mother and aunt, in Camp-Perrin.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 18

People walk by buildings destroyed by the earthquake outside Les Cayes. The quake, which struck last week in the southwest area of Haiti, has killed more than 1,900 people.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 18

The rubble of a destroyed home in L'Asile.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 18

Toys are seen outside the destroyed home of Alvena Yolette Dormistoire in L'Asile. She survived the earthquake along with her daugter, Nael, and husband, but her son Mael was killed.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 18

A man holds 13-month-old Nael, who survived the earthquake in L'Asile. Nael’s twin brother, Mael, did not.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 18

People attend a funeral for Delfrygny Barbier in L'Asile. Barbier was killed by a landslide during the earthquake.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 18

A man sits outside St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, which was damaged in the earthquake in L'Asile.

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Joshua Lott/The Washington Post

Aug. 18

Improvised structures, set up by residents displaced by the earthquake, fill an area next to a school in Les Cayes.

Fernando Llano/AP

Fernando Llano/AP

Aug. 18

A girl stands inside a classroom, where her family is staying, at a school turned into a shelter in Les Cayes for those displaced by the earthquake.

Fernando Llano/AP

Fernando Llano/AP

Aug. 18

A man carries boxes of city government food aid for displaced residents in Les Cayes.

Fernando Llano/AP

Fernando Llano/AP

Aug. 18

Residents walk on a damaged road in Rampe.

Matias Delacroix/AP

Matias Delacroix/AP

Aug. 18

A man walks over rubble covering a road in River Glass after a landslide was triggered by the earthquake, four days earlier.

Matias Delacroix/AP

Matias Delacroix/AP

Aug. 18

Drivers negotiate a mountainside road cluttered with debris from a landslide in Rampe.

Matias Delacroix/AP

Matias Delacroix/AP

Aug. 17

An earthquake-displaced woman sits under a piece of plastic in a field the morning after Tropical Storm Grace swept over Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 17

Earthquake-displaced people sit under blankets to shield themselves from rain the morning after Tropical Storm Grace swept over Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 17

A man repairs a tarp damaged by the passing of Tropical Storm Grace at a makeshift camp in Les Cayes.

RICARDO ARDUENGO/REUTERS

RICARDO ARDUENGO/REUTERS

Aug. 17

A man walks along a road in a slightly flooded area of Tout Mahot.

Matias Delacroix/AP

Matias Delacroix/AP

Aug. 17

Earthquake-displaced people are exposed to the elements the morning after Tropical Storm Grace swept over Les Cayes.

Fernando Llano/AP

Fernando Llano/AP

Aug. 17

Two women shelter from the rain under a tarp in a makeshift camp in Les Cayes after Tropical Storm Grace passed through the area.

RICARDO ARDUENGO/REUTERS

RICARDO ARDUENGO/REUTERS

Aug. 16

People affected by Saturday's earthquake walk under the rain of Tropical Depression Grace at a refugee camp in Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 16

People leave as Tropical Storm Grace hits a refugee camp at a football field called Parc Lande de Gabion, in Les Cayes.

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Richard Pierrin/Getty Images

Aug. 16

People take cover from the rain of Tropical Depression Grace at a refugee camp in Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 16

A woman cries as Tropical Storm Grace hits a refugee camp at a football field called Parc Lande de Gabion, in Les Cayes.

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Richard Pierrin/Getty Images

Aug. 16

A woman affected by Saturday's earthquake recovers her belongings under the rain of Tropical Depression Grace at a refugee camp in Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 16

A child, center left, cries as he waits for a sack of rice being distributed to residents in Les Cayes, two days after an earthquake struck Haiti.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 16

A woman walks through the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Les Cayes.

Fernando Llano/AP

Fernando Llano/AP

Aug. 16

People stand near debris of a collapsed building in Les Cayes.

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Aug. 16

People watch a bulldozer remove debris at the collapsed Le Manguier hotel in Les Cayes.

Matias Delacroix/AP

Matias Delacroix/AP

Aug. 16

A man carries a mattress from the site of a collapsed hotel in Les Cayes.

Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters

Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters

Aug. 16

Injured people are assisted in the surroundings of the general hospital in Les Cayes due to the lack of available beds.

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Orlando Barría/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Aug. 15

Firefighters search for survivors inside a collapsed building in Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

Oxiliene Morency cries out in grief after the body of her 7-year-old-daughter Esther Daniel was recovered from the rubble of their home.

Joseph Odelyn

Joseph Odelyn

Aug. 15

Earthquake victims lie on the floor at the Cayes General Hospital in Les Cayes.

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Stanley Louis/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 15

People wake up after spending the night outside in Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

People collect water in Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

A girl washes her face after spending the night at a soccer field in Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

People displaced by the earthquake spend the night outdoors in a hospital garden in Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

Residents eat breakfast near the rubble of their home.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

A firefighter searches for survivors inside a damaged building.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

A woman carries her child as she walks through the remains of her home destroyed by the earthquake.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

A woman sits in front of a destroyed house in Camp-Perrin, Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

A person recovers their belongings from their home in Camp-Perrin, Les Cayes.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Members of a rescue and protection team clear debris at a house.

Aug. 15

Firefighters search for survivors.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

Red Cross paramedics carry an injured girl.

Aug. 15

Patients gather at a makeshift medical camp.

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Jonathan Alpeyrie/Bloomberg

Aug. 15

People search for victims in a destroyed home.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 15

People search through the rubble of what used to be the Manguier Hotel in Les Cayes.

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Stanley Louis/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 14

A view of the damage caused by the earthquake in Les Cayes.

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Ralph Tedy Erol/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Aug. 14

A view of earthquake damage in Les Cayes.

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Ralph Tedy Erol/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Aug. 14

People stand outside the residence of the Catholic bishop after it was damaged in the earthquake in Les Cayes.

Delot Jean/AP

Delot Jean/AP

Aug. 14

The damaged back side of the Catholic bishop's Les Cayes residence.

Delot Jean/AP

Delot Jean/AP

Aug. 14

In this image obtained from social media, people walk next to debris following the earthquake in Jeremie.

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@jcomhaiti/Reuters

Aug. 14

Men work to retrieve the body of a girl buried in the rubble of a house in the aftermath of the earthquake in Les Cayes.

Duples Plymouth/AP

Duples Plymouth/AP

Aug. 14

People watch as an earthquake victim is placed in a vehicle in Les Cayes.

Delot Jean/AP

Delot Jean/AP

Aug. 14

A woman stands in front of a destroyed home in Les Cayes.

Duples Plymouth/AP

Duples Plymouth/AP

Aug. 14

People gather around the damaged Hotel Le Manguier in Les Cayes.

Ralph Tedy Erol/AP

Ralph Tedy Erol/AP

Aug. 14

The damaged Petit Pas hotel in Les Cayes.

Delot Jean/AP

Delot Jean/AP

Aug. 14

Earthquake victims arrive at the airport in Port-au-Prince.

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Joseph Odelyn/AP

Aug. 14

People observe the earthquake damage in Los Cayes.

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Ralph Tedy Erol/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Aug. 14

Damaged buildings in Les Cayes.

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Ralph Tedy Erol/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Aug. 14

The church of the Sacred Heart in Les Cayes.

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Ralph Tedy Erol/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

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