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Somber gatherings mark 5th anniversary of Haiti earthquake – The Washington Post


“Five years ago, Haiti was in great pain. I pray for those who died and I thank you God for not taking the lives of my children,” Edline Guervil said with her eyes shut tight during a family prayer at her laundry shop in a hard-hit neighborhood where many died.Hundreds of people attended a Catholic Mass just after dawn at a new church built alongside the ruined National Cathedral, the towering remnants of broken walls still dominating the impoverished Bel Air neighborhood in downtown Port-au-Prince.“This is the anniversary of the day I can never forget,” Gladys Lambard, who lost her husband and sister in the quake, said as she walked into the church arm-in-arm with her 14-year-old daughter. “The sadness of that day marked me forever.” via – The Washington Post.

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