THURSDAY, JAN. 14
Men try to identify bodies outside of a morgue, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday. PATRICK FARRELL
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Daybreak: Aftershocks taper off; government workers start digging mass graves for the estimated 50,000 dead. Morgues overflow, remain without electricity; hospital parking lots are covered with bodies. Hot weather starts decomposition; the stench of death pervades the city. Hospitals run short of bandages, antibiotics, syringes. Crying relatives pick through bodies seeking loved-ones.
President Obama vows Haiti won't be abandoned, promises $100 million in aid.
Later in the day, aid pours in from the world; ships and helicopters from the U.S., search-and-rescue experts from Iceland, doctors and food from France, phone repair help from Ireland, Army engineers from Israel.
U.S. search and rescue teams,with cadaver dogs, arrive to comb the wreckage, rescue some, recover others' bodies.
FRIDAY, JAN. 15
Red Cross Dr. Gregory Gue helps to carry Estancia Supplice, 29, Friday. PATRICK FARRELL
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Beside the wrecked National Cathedral, volunteers and priests held a makeshift funeral for Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot, killed in the building's collapse.
Offshore, the U.S. Navy's USS Carl Vinson arrived, began helicopter delivery of water to the city's airport, stood ready to airlift in food and other supplies. Nine hundred paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division arrived to guard the supplies.
Aid workers traveling by motorcycle over quake-damaged roads reported outlying Haitian villages in desperate need of help.
The neighboring Dominican Republic braced in expectation of thousands of refugees.
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