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Haitians are expected to hold solemn ceremonies at massive grave sites to remember the dead from Haiti’s worst-ever natural disaster.

The 7.0 magnitude quake on Jan. 12, 2010, lasted only 10 to 20 seconds but toppled buildings and homes like cards and killed roughly 300,000 people and left more than 1.5 million homeless.

President Michele Martelly has vowed to redouble government efforts to help people rebuild their lives and reverse a painfully slow recovery marked by squalid tent camps home to more than a half a million people in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.

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