January 13th, 2010
10:45 PM ET

Photo Gallery: On the ground in Haiti

The Haitian National Palace stands in ruins in Port-au-Prince after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.

Displaced people gather in Petionville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. The Red Cross estimates the quake has affected approximately 3 million people - about one-third of Haiti's population.

A woman prepares a makeshift bed to spend the night in Port-au-Prince.

A building left in ruins in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

A woman being helped from the ruins.

People help a wounded man on Tuesday morning in Port-au-Prince.

A woman faints in the arms of a medic on Tuesday.

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  1. Lakia

    This is so sad! Definitely praying for each and every person!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  2. Mari

    Please folks, there is a list of charities & relief services that need our donations, even $10 will help.

    Thank you, America, for your generosity!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
  3. Irlande

    My family are missing in Rue Amiral #16 and Magloire Ambroise #191. Please locate these people for me, my mother in Rue Magloire Ambroise #191 cannot work and she might be trapped.

    January 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  4. Antonio Marcelin

    I have this little girl less then 3 years old in port au prince at Rue Laraque, don't know if they are doing ok, sahe lives with my mom,and dad. 3714-7609 , 35907885 please try to get in touch with them, I feel like my is getting bigger and bigger the more I think about it.

    thank you so much hope to hear you.

    January 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  5. Erika

    My prayers are with the people of Haiti. As we watch video and see photos of the victims and devastation we are left with such a sense of helplessness. I will find a way to help. Please know the American people are praying for you all.

    January 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  6. myrlka bastien aka kathy

    All my thoughts & prayers are with all Haitians Family right now. Still do not have any info yet about my family from Carrefour also La plaine( Lizon ), Santos & Delmas. Hope they are ok in Jesus name. Big Thanks to CNN & Staff for the incredible coverage live of that terrific disaster in our country. Please Lord do help!!! Amen..

    January 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  7. Diane

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole of Port-au-Prince. I agree with another blogger who pointed out the tragic intersection of natural disasters and extreme poverty. We must wake up and work collectively and globally to address injustices that exacerbate natural disasters. No disrespect to other reports who extend themselves to cover tragedies in an effort to help victims the world over; however, Anderson bring a level of genuine concern about the plight of humans that us unsurpassed.

    I have tried texting Yele at 501501 to donate using my cell phone but was unsuccessful. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any solutions.

    Thanks CNN for your wide coverage of the Haiti earthquake. Please follow this story weeks, months, and years for now as you did Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Awareness is key for bringing help to those how need it the most.

    January 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  8. Maria

    Anderson you are the appitamy of the Best News caster. You have dropped yourself into this whole disaster and have poured yourself into a country of people who are in definate need of your assistance.
    I only wish that all human beings could eminate the same kind of care and attention to those in need as you do. I enjoy watchin' you give the world updates on this Haiti Earthquake. You notify with dignity and concern for the trouble and devistation these people are experiencing.
    Thank You for your professionalism. Keep up the good journalism.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  9. Lovely

    My thoughts and prayers to the people of Haiti. This destruction is unimaginable. God please have mercy on those sufferings.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  10. Nick Lawson

    A truly dreadful thing to happen to the poor, poor people of Haiti. My thoughts go out to them.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  11. Greg Johnson

    How sad. This is a horrifying interruption in the lives of all those people. Hopefully 'peace' will come to them.
    Thanks for posting the pictures Anderson.
    All the best,


    January 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  12. Sonja

    Thanks you for being there and sharing with us what we already feel.
    We are doing our part even though we can't be there. We are sending our prayers and money.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  13. Charlene L. Gunasekera

    Obama calls the earthquake a "cruel and incomprehensible" disaster. Perhaps Obama should reflect on his decisions as president to perpetuate wars that are indeed, cruel and incomprehensible human disasters. The statement is not merely absurd, it is foolish considering disasters of this nature strike indiscriminately and are indeed comprehensible as natural phenomena. The tragedy in Haiti is not the earthquake itself, which despite claims to the contrary is not a malicious act of nature, but the economical, social and political poverty that pervades the country, making a natural disaster of this magnitude that much more difficult to bear.

    January 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  14. Ellie B London UK

    Breaks my heart to see those pictures.
    And i was complaining about the weather in the UK.
    Please forgive me the snow is nothing compared to the tragic event in Haiti.

    January 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm |
  15. emily vaughn

    where can we go to donate?

    January 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  16. nadia Gelin

    I am devastating by this horrible news that's happening in my country of HAITI... I have not been able to reach my family yet but i am keeping my fingers crossed that things will be ok... Thank you CNN for keeping all Haitians inform throughout the world... I really appreciate everyone for their support... God Bless Haiti...

    January 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  17. Shirley

    As a human beings we should all be devestated with them..but for the grace of God it could be here in America...

    January 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  18. Tim Gibson

    Our prayers are with everyone.

    January 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  19. Cindy

    Great pics! But it is just so sad to see this devastation and all of those people who just have no where at all to go.

    I hope help gets to them very soon!


    January 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  20. Walt

    My daughter is with Mission E4 in Carfou, Haiti along with 40 other US citizens. Everyone is okay I have been told. If you come across the group let me know. Thank you.

    January 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm |