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Haiti's National Palace demolished

Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 00:45

Sept. 7 - Crews demolished Haiti's National Palace two and a half years after a devastating earthquake ravaged the Caribbean nation, damaging the presidential building. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Two and a half years after a devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti, demolition begins at the National Palace. On Friday, crews began taking down the presidential building - a structure President Michel Martelly has vowed to rebuild. Plans for the new structure will resemble the former palace - but are designed to withstand earthquakes. The palace has become a symbol of the devastation on the island and many hope the new building will become a symbol of reconstruction. Haiti's 2010 earthquake killed more than a quarter of a million people and left over a million homeless.

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Haiti's National Palace demolished

Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 00:45