Staff at the St. Francois de Sales hospital in Port-au- Prince, Haiti attempt to access medical supplies in a collapsed building on Friday, January 15, 2010. They had one hammer and a handsaw in order to remove debris caused by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rattled the capital on January 12th. The hospital estimates 75 patients and their family members were killed in the earthquake. Lane Hartill/Catholic Relief Services

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