Vendors sell produce November 20, 2012 in a market place in Petion-Ville, Haiti. Food prices and the cost of living has skyrocketed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the deadly storm that tore through the Caribbean long before reaching America. Farmers in southwest Haiti, already struggling, said they had 'lost everything' after the tropical storms that have hit the island this year. 'I am ruined. I lost everything. I invested more than 50,000 gourdes (about 2,000 dollars),' said Dieunord Elismé, a farmer of 27 years, who also lost his home. 'Now, we must all over again.' As Dieunord, many small farmers have seen their investment disappear.'We've been hit twice,' he recalls. And when Hurricane Sandy late October, high winds and floods destroyed vegetable crops that were on the eve of the harvest. Livestock, plantations and houses were swept away, melting all the savings of farmers. The industry has lost a total of $ 104 million. Haiti, which produced approximately 50% of its food needs, will fall below 40% because of bad weather, also warn agricultural experts. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE
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Dr Jonathan Coleman performs an ear examination on patient Tana Petimanu (11) at Karori Medical Centre on July 1, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. Health minister Jonathan Coleman announced plans that include free prescriptions and visits to GP's for children under 13 years of age.
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Dr Jonathan Coleman, Prime Minister John Key, Jeff Lowe and Lyn Allen tour the media at Karori Medical Centre on July 1, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. Health minister Jonathan Coleman announced plans that include free prescriptions and visits to GP's for children under 13 years of age.
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Ciudadanos (Citizens) political party's leader Albert Rivera attends 'El Hormiguero' Tv show at Vertice Studio on June 30, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks to fourth-grade Girl Scouts during the first-ever White House Campout June 30, 2015 at South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted the event, as part of her Let's Move! Outside initiative, for Girl Scouts to participate in activities to earn their Camper Badge, and to celebrate the release of the new Girls' Choice Outdoor badges.
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The final section of Candlestick Park remains standing as demolition continues on June 30, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The demolition of Candlestick Park, the former home of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants, is in its final stages with more than 75 percent of the structure reduced to rubble. A development with a mall and housing is planned for the site.
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Camilla (L), Duchess of Cornwall is shown a rickshaw designed by her sister Annabel Elliot and Luke Irwin at a 'Travels To My Elephant' Royal Richshaw Event in support of the Elephant Family, a charity set up by Mark Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall's brother on June 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.