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O’Brien: Rain, aftershocks compound misery in Haiti

We had not been in Port-au-Prince in a month, not since those horrible days following the earthquake when the city looked like wreckage.The city seemed so upbeat when we arrived Saturday morning on one of the first flights in since commercial airlines resumed service. Musicians wearing Western Union T-shirts greeted us near the hanger that now passes as baggage claim. Next to our hotel, street vendors peddled souvenirs outside a tent city surrounding the presidential palace.

But those optimistic signs were eclipsed Sunday night when a torrent of rain poured down on this wounded city where outdoor tent communities have sprouted up in every empty space.

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Original post credit: CNN

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