Face of despair in Haiti

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Face of despair: a woman waits at the morgue in Port-au-Prince to identify the body of a relative killed when the ferry Neptune sank off the coast of Haiti on Wednesday. More than 1,000 people are feared dead in the disaster. Almost 300 survived, some by clinging to the carcasses of cows. Haiti's deposed leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide has blamed the tragedy on the country's 'state of anarchy'. Mr Aristide said that the high death toll could be attributed to 'a total absence of safety or reliability in public transportation'

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