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Shakira shows caring touch as she meets earthquake children in Haiti

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The singer is searching for land to build a school for children affected by the January 12 disaster
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 Photo: © Rex

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The youngsters were clearly charmed by their famous visitor
 Photo: © Rex

12 APRIL 2010

While she's passionate about her music, away from the glitz and glamour of the pop world, Shakira is equally dedicated to her charity endeavours.

The caring side to the Columbian singer was on display this week as she visited children in Haiti who have been left homeless by the earthquake.

Shakira flew into the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and toured a golf course which has been turned into a makeshift camp for 50,000 survivors.

Over one million were left homeless by the January 12 quake, which claimed the lives of 200,000 people.

Thirty-three-year-old humanitarian and singer Shakira said her charity, Barefoot, is searching for suitable land in the region to build a school for needy children.

On her trip she met up with Hollywood star Sean Penn, who is providing humanitarian aid at refugee camps in the capital.

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