A powerful earthquake rocked Haiti on January 12, damaging not only buildings and roads but the foundation of the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, which has struggled under decades of coups, corruption and natural disasters. Photographers have turned their lenses to the devastation.
A young boy with a lacerated brow stares into a camera lens two days after a magnitude-7 temblor struck western Haiti on January 12, 2010, devastating the capital of Port-au-Prince.
A group of Haitian rescue workers looks on as a survivor is pulled from the rubble more than 50 hours after the January 12 quake.
Two men carry a child with a splinted leg on a makeshift stretcher in Port-au-Prince on January 14, two days after the magnitude-7 earthquake struck near the city.
A woman cries in the particularly hard-hit Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Fort National as bodies are laid on the street. Tens of thousands are feared dead, many of them trapped in the ruins of buildings.
The streets of Port-au-Prince are littered with the bodies of victims of the January 12 earthquake and choked by tons of debris.
Even the most basic first aid is difficult to find, and there are fears that a second disaster is looming: disease, brought on by unsanitary conditions, and death from untreated injuries.
A body is trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building. Untold numbers of victims are believed to be under tons of concrete, and the lack of heavy equipment and trained rescuers means very few left alive are likely to be rescued.
Young boys get basic first aid outside the Villa Creole hotel, where electricity was still available Friday. Most of the city of Port-au-Prince is without power or other utilities.