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Scenes from Haiti

January 20, 2010

The numbers from Haiti are staggering. Authorities say the death toll is likely to be between 100,000 and 200,000. Already, 75,000 bodies have been buried in mass graves. 1.5 million residents are homeless . Families have been torn apart. Neighborhoods have been flattened. The government has nearly ceased to exist. But numbers can tell only a small part of the story. Scenes of the devastation in Haiti are filling airwaves and newspapers around the world, triggering a flood of compassion and donations.

Click here for a selection of some of the most striking images captured by our own Reuters’ photographers.

An injured child receives medical treatment in Port-au-Prince, January 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An injured child receives medical treatment in Port-au-Prince, January 13, 2010. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Residents walk next to a dead body in Port-au-Prince, January 13, 2010.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Residents walk next to a dead body in Port-au-Prince, January 13, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A looter holds a knife as he fights for products in Port-au-Prince, January 16, 2010.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A looter holds a knife as he fights for products in Port-au-Prince, January 16, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

People take cover as U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne land with Sea Hawk helicopters at the garden of the damaged Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, January 19, 2010.    REUTERS/Carlos Barria

People take cover as U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne land with Sea Hawk helicopters at the garden of the damaged Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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