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 man uses a sledgehammer to try and break through the rubble in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday, January 19. Haitian authorities have recorded 72,000 deaths so far.
A Haitian child carries food at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
People board buses Tuesday to travel outside the ruined capital.
An armed Haitian man carries a bag out of a destroyed shop Tuesday in downtown Port-au-Prince. There have been reports of sporadic looting and violence.
A U.S. Navy helicopter lands in front of the damaged presidential palace in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
U.S. Marines arrive Tuesday in Leogane, a town west of the capital that also suffered widespread damage.
Survivors in small boats evacuate Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
A ferry overloaded with residents departs a small port Tuesday in Port-au-Prince.