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Cuba, Haiti and Other Caribbean Islands

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February 11th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Cuba and Haiti - January 25th, 2010

Cuba and Haiti - January 25th, 2010

Many Caribbean islands can be observed here, including the island-nations of Cuba (left), Jamaica (below) and Haiti (right), as well as some islands of the Bahamas (above) and the Turks and Caicos (above, far right).

The Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, affected by a devastating earthquake about three weeks ago, is located on the shores of the Port-au-Prince Bay along the right edge of the image. The earthquake struck in the most populated area of the country, and the International Red Cross announced that as many as 3 million people had been affected by the quake.

On 28 January the Haitian government gave a confirmed death toll of 170,000, with many more thousands dead in the rubble and outside the capital, and not including unreported bodies buried by relatives. Haitian authorities also estimated that 300,000 had been injured and as many as one million Haitians were left homeless.

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