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PHOTO: Haiti remembers

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Haiti's President Michel Martelly, center, and Prime Minister Evans Paul, center right, attend a ceremony marking the 209th anniversary of the assassination of independence hero General Jean-Jacques Dessalines, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday. The Haitian general led the victorious Haitian Revolution against the French slave masters, making Haiti the world's first black republic in 1804. Dessalines promised to divide the land among the slaves who fought with him to end French colonial rule, a policy that led to his assassination.