Friday, January 15, 2010

WORLD HEADS OFF TO HELP HAITI

A search and rescue team with the Los Angeles Fire Department arrives at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Huge numbers of people in the capital are lacking food, clean water, shelter and medical care, according to officials in Haiti and Washington.



The first group of Mexican disaster relief personnel, along with sniffer dogs, prepare to depart Mexico City for Haiti.











Spanish firefighter gives water to a rescue dog before leaving for Haiti, at Madrid Barajas International Airport. Firefighters Without Borders, the Red Cross and other aid groups say they are preparing a major disaster relief effort in Haiti.






British search and rescue teams prepare to leave London Gatwick Airport to provide assistance to relief and rescue teams in Haiti. Britain rushed Wednesday to dispatch emergency aid and rescue resources to Haiti after the 7.0 earthquake there.


A man waves the Chinese flag as the first group of 60 Chinese disaster relief personnel board an Air China flight in Beijing. Eight Chinese peacekeepers were buried in building collapses caused by the massive earthquake.

(Photos by Lynne Sladky-AP Photos, Ronaldo Schemidt-AFP/Getty Images, Paul White-AP, Carl De Souza-AFP/Getty Images, Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

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