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Performers walk in a parade during ceremonies marking Haiti's 209th... News PhotoCeremony,City,France,Gonaives,Government,Haiti,Horizontal,Independence,Kilometer,North,Parade,Performer,Politics,Port-au-Prince,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPerformers walk in a parade during ceremonies marking Haiti's 209th year of independance from France in 1804, in the northern city of Gonaives, 171 Km from Port-au-Prince, January 1, 2013. Haitian President Michel 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)