It makes the perfect metaphor: the collapse of Haiti's National Palace, the crumbling of the one thing that seemed stable while the rulers inside changed places 10 times in the past 25 years.
As Haiti is rebuilt after the earthquake, attention should be paid to its environmental problems, especially deforestation.
There were no immediate reports of serious damage after a 6.1 earthquake hit 35 miles west of Port-au-Prince this morning. But the aftershock could affect Haiti aid efforts that have finally gathered steam after last week's 7.0 quake.
A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck near Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning. With so many buildings damaged by the major Haiti earthquake last week, there are concerns about danger. But there's a world of difference between today's quake and the 7.0 earthquake that did so much damage last week.
A young girl is dressed as the Hindu Goddess Sarawati, or the goddess of knowledge, as other girls hot earthen pots during a celebration on the eve of Basant Panchami, the festival of spring, at a school in Amritsar, India, on Tuesday.
Old comments by rapper Kanye West about Hurricane Katrina are being dredged up in a debate on how race plays into the coverage of natural disasters, including the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti last week.
The US military has held off on doing airdrops of food and water to victims of the Haiti earthquake, fearing they could set off riots. But it now has troops in place to secure airdrop zones.
After 30 years in Canada, Saurel Labbe returned to his home country of Haiti to build his dream house and retire. Now he's picking up the pieces after last week's 7.0 quake ripped up the town of Léogâne.