This has been a solemn day for Haiti.
The small island nation is marking the second anniversary of the earthquake that devastated so many lives there.
Ceremonies were held at mass graves to remember the 300,00 dead.
And church services were held across Haiti to give new hope to the living.
About one and a half million Haitians were left homeless by the quake.
Many are still living in tents as construction proceeds at a painfully slow pace.
The BBC's Laura Trevelyan is in the capital Port-au-Prince, a city that continues to bear the quake's scars.