Obama marks anniversary of Haiti earthquake

January 12, 2011 00:51

WASHINGTON  — US President Barack Obama is honoring the memory of those who died in the Haiti earthquake as the one year anniversary of the disaster approaches.

In a statement released ahead of Wednesday's anniversary, Obama says he continues to be inspired by the Haitian people, who he says faced unimaginable loss with extraordinary faith and courage. The earthquake devastated Haiti's capital and is estimated to have killed more than 230,000 people.

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