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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Residents of Haiti's capital have been remembering those who died in the devastating quake that struck their country exactly one year ago.

Many people have been wearing white -- a color associated with mourning in Haiti. They sang hymns as they made their way through collapsed buildings and rubble left behind by the quake.

By the government's estimate, which isn't precise, the quake killed more than 230,000 people.

One man in a crowd at a Catholic cathedral in the capital today said his wife and two children are still too traumatized by the quake to go back to Port-au-Prince. He said life may have been bad in Haiti before the quake, but it got worse.

President Rene Preval and Bill Clinton attended a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for a new National Tax Office. Many workers were killed in the collapse of that office -- one of the blows to the public sector that paralyzed Haiti's government.

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