Five years after the quake: Haiti at a crossroads

Story highlights

  • Marco Gualazzini's photos show Haiti five years after a devastating earthquake
  • His stunning images show protest, restoration, enduring scars and hope
  • "People are tired of this ever-increasing divide between rich and poor," he says

(CNN)It must have seemed like the apocalypse.

In less than 60 seconds, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shifted Haiti's landscape and changed millions of lives forever.
    The government estimated about 220,000 deaths from the disaster, which occurred five years ago Monday. It also left about 1.5 million Haitians homeless.
      Then things got worse.
      A massive cholera outbreak followed, killing nearly 8,600.
      Marco Gualazzini