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Haiti Melissa Eximond, 17, a blue belt, trains under instructor Tales Joseph during a karate class at the Association d'art martial Shotokan karate do d'haiti, a martial arts school in Carrefour, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The school offers classes for children ages 6 to 18, and it tests them every four months for a chance to advance to the next colored belt as well as to help them prepare for national competitions.