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  • Last July, when USA TODAY wrote about Leo a half-year after the earthquake, he and Therissa were living in a tent on the rubble-strewn streets of Port-au-Prince.

    Haiti survivors rebuild lives, but some wounds slow to heal

  • It's speeding down an increasingly rubble-strewn path to a region where being second rate is good enough.

    Nigel Hamilton: Down the Toilet

  • Each time it happened, he momentarily lost his balance and had to claw for purchase to keep himself from following the dislodged rocks down the rubble-strewn face of the cliff.

    Gideon’s war

  • By displaying one of his sculptures at the prominent corner where he had his rubble-strewn outdoor studio, Arman hoped to change that.

    Condos for an Artist

  • The city's once bustling commercial heart, Tripoli Street, remains a rubble-strewn drag of burnt-out storefronts, a reminder of the city's struggle.

    Libya's Future on the Line

  • March! as they made their way into rubble-strewn blocks congested by traffic jams and looters.

    Burial for a King

  • With massive financial assistance from Moscow—which paid for 85 percent of the Chechen budget in 2008—Ramzan Kadyrov rebuilt Grozny from a rubble-strewn wasteland to a bustling city.

    The Return

  • There is pride on the face of Lori Harris as she surveys the half square block of green her farm-raised father, now 90, helped create from a rubble-strewn Harlem lot in 1979.

    Community Gardens Thrive in Urban Jungle

  • Some have taken over abandoned housing in damaged shantytowns, set up tents on rubble-strewn family property, or gone to live with relatives.

    Georgianne Nienaber: Haiti's New President Facing Specter of de Facto 'Housing Apartheid'

  • He shot himself in his Führerbunker, far beneath the flaming, rubble-strewn streets of Berlin.

    Ken Blackwell: If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem!

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