Michel Martelly


Haitian police stand before people during a speech by Haitian... News PhotoCity,France,Gonaives,Government,Haiti,Horizontal,Independence,Kilometer,Michel Martelly,North,People,Police Force,Politics,Port-au-Prince,Speech,StandingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPHaitian police stand before people during a speech by Haitian President Michel Martelly marking Haiti's 209th independance from France in 1804, in the northern city of Gonaives, 171 Km from Port-au-Prince, January 1, 2013. Martelly made a New Year plea for unity, urging his countrymen to rebuild together their shattered country almost three years after a devastating earthquake. Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, has suffered a series of natural disasters throughout its history, with cyclones, hurricanes, torrential rains, floods and earthquakes battering the country. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)