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In Pictures: Haiti Boosts Security For Council Inauguration

Haiti's government is beefing up security as a new council prepares to take charge. Armoured vehicles and police patrols near the National Palace aim to curb gang threats, making safety a top priority.

Haiti Security | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

Police patrol in an armored vehicle in the Champ de Mars area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Security
Haiti Security | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

Police patrol the Champ de Mars area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Security
Haiti Security | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

Police patrol in an armored vehicle in the Champ de Mars area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Security
Haiti Security | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

Police patrol in an armored vehicle in the Champ de Mars area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Violence
Haiti Violence | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

A street vendor balances his table on his head as he makes his way through the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Violence
Haiti Violence | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

A person hauling bags walks past the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Violence
Haiti Violence | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

A street vendor pushes his cart past the National Palace as an armored police car patrols the area, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Health Crisis
Haiti Health Crisis | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

Police stop at a car to inspect in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti's health system has long been fragile, but it's now nearing total collapse after gangs launched coordinated attacks on Feb. 29, targeting critical state infrastructure in the capital and beyond.

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Haiti Health Crisis
Haiti Health Crisis | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

A youth washes clothes at a public school that serves as a shelter for people displaced from their homes due to clashes between armed gangs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Security
Haiti Security | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

A private security officer guards a store in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.

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