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The disaster killed 316,000 people and displaced 1.5 million in this impoverished country of 10 million people. More than 500,000 are still in temporary settlement camps as Haiti struggles with a reconstruction effort that has been thwarted by a messy election, political paralysis and absence of aid coordination.

"We need to keep telling future generations about this so that we can help the country build better," said Eddy Jean-Baptiste, 46, wearing a dark gray suit and carrying a Bible on his way to a church in the mountains that surround Port-au-Prince.

For its part, officials in President Michel Martelly’s government emphasized the need for education by inaugurating a new university in the north and announcing plans to rebuild a college specializing in science.

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