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February 10, 2010

New leaders rise from rubble in Haiti's camps of homeless

The Jan. 12 quake that killed at least 230,000 people and left 1.1 million Haitians homeless also left the government in shambles, destroying every major ministry, flattening Port-au-Prince's City Hall, and leaving President Rene Preval struggling to stay relevant. In the power vacuum, many Haitians have stepped in to take leadership roles in the more than 500 encampments that have sprouted up around the city.

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