Residents rest on the street after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday. A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused major damage to Haiti when it hit off the coast of the Caribbean nation.
Haitians and those living in Haiti took to Twitter to get word of their situation out to the world, even as those with family in Haiti still could not reach loved ones via cellphone. A sampling of tweets and other social media.
Relief agencies have put out calls for donations, and are preparing teams to go to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's quake. A hospital, the National Palace, and other buildings in Haiti's capital were damaged in the biggest earthquake to hit the island in 200 years.
Men ride a motorcycle and sidecar along a road near Reinosa, northern Spain on Friday. Spain's weather authorities have put out alerts of cold temperatures and snowstorms for several regions in the country.
The Caribbean: St. Jean Bay in Saint Barth is shown here.
A pedestrian braves the snow in northeastern Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 19. A major winter storm buried the Mid-Atlantic and East coast over the weekend.
An American Airlines flight 331 from Miami with more than 150 aboard overshot a runway in Jamiaca. Some 44 people were taken to nearby hospitals but American Airlines said only two were admitted to the hospital, and nobody suffered life-threatening injuries.
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