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Mr. Penn, with Haitian President Michel Martelly, was named ambassador-at-large for Haiti in recognition of his humanitarian work since the earthquake. "My job is to help people get the future they want to have," Mr. Penn says.

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FILE - In this April 10, 2010 file photo, U.S. actor Sean Penn carries the belongings of a person displaced by the earthquake as people are relocated from the Petion ville Golf Club to a new camp, Corail-Cesselesse, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Penn is being honored by a group of Nobel laureates for his relief work in Haiti following the country's devastating January 2010 earthquake. Penn is to receive the 2012 Peace Summit Award at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at an event in Chicago in April 2012 and is expected to draw such luminaries as Poland's Lech Walesa and the Dalai Lama. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

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Technicians install solar panels to supply power to a health center and a fish hatchery in Boucan Carre, Haiti. The panels will also provide the town with dependable electricity for the first time. (Associated Press)

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A Haitian woman cooks by candlelight in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Only a quarter of Haitians have regular access to electricity, and the scarcity touches just about every aspect of Haitian life. (Associated Press)

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People make their way down a dark street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, recently. Haitian President Michel Martelly's administration hopes to double the number of rural homes with access to power by helping villagers acquire solar-power systems. (Associated Press)

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Sean Penn (left) raises a glass with Haiti's President Michel Martelly (right) and Foreign Minister Laurent Lamothe in Port-au-Prince after Mr. Penn was named ambassador at large because of his humanitarian work since the 2010 earthquake. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier leaves the courthouse with his longtime companion, Veronique Roy (right), after attending a closed hearing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

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Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat, speaks Friday in front of a painting by a Haitian artist at a Miami middle school about reconstruction in Haiti since a January 2010 earthquake there. Mr. Nelson is seeking a third Senate term this fall. (Associated Press)

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Keith Lane's Haiti exhibit at Studio.

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**FILE** This image made available by the American Red Cross shows earthquake damage to a shanty town on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, following a major earthquake in Haiti, on Jan. 12, 2010. (Associated Press/American Red Cross)

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Haiti's President Michel Martelly (center) shakes hands with former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Port-au-Prince on Oct. 12 with Mr. Duvalier's son, Francois Nicolas "Nico" Duvalier, present (left). Mr. Martelly has not sought prosecution of the former dictator, who has been accused of looting the treasury and torturing and killing political opponents. (Associated Press)

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Musician Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly received nearly 68 percent of the vote in Haiti's presidential runoff. (Associated Press)

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A veteran of Haiti's former army speaks in a tent adorned with a painting of Haiti's independence hero Jean Jacques Dessalines. Laurent Dubois, a Haitian historian, says the key for the country is to determine what role a new military will have. (Associated Press)

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The volunteers run through an obstacle course overseen by veterans of Haiti's former army. The training upsets Police Chief Mario Andresol, who says similar groups have misled poor people into thinking the training would help them land police or security jobs. (Associated Press)

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Civilian volunteers receive military instruction from veterans of Haiti's former army in Port-au-Prince. Haiti has been without an army since 1995, when President Jean-Bertrand Aristide disbanded the military after he was deposed in a coup and then restored to power with the help of U.N. forces. The two candidates who faced off in Sunday's presidential vote say they support restoring the armed forces in some form. (Associated Press)

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With a bandage in his right hand, Haitian-American singer Wyclef Jean, front, sits inside a car before casting his ballot at a polling station during a presidential runoff in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, March 20, 2011. Jean told the AP in a telephone interview he was grazed by a bullet in the hand when he stepped out of his car in Haiti to make a phone call. Haiti's voters will choose between candidates Mirlande Manigat, the former first lady, and Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, a star of Haitian music to lead the country. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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With a bandage in his right hand, Haitian-American singer Wyclef Jean, center, leaves a polling station after casting his ballot during a presidential runoff in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, March 20, 2011. Jean told the AP in a telephone interview he was grazed by a bullet in the hand when he stepped out of his car in Haiti to make a phone call. Haiti's voters will choose between candidates Mirlande Manigat, the former first lady, and Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, a star of Haitian music to lead the country. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Singer Wyclef Jean was wounded in a shooting in Haiti on Saturday. (Associated Press)Comedian Victoria Jackson is taking flak to taking on "Glee." (Associated Press)

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Singer Wyclef Jean was wounded in a shooting in Haiti on Saturday. (Associated Press)

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U.N. peacekeepers from Brazil stand guard at the gate of a polling station ahead of Sunday's second round of presidential elections in the Cite Soleil section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday, March 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)