Leogane, Haiti (CNN) -- More than three weeks after Haiti's devastating earthquake, many of the makeshift camps housing thousands are starting to function as mini cities.
Small markets have blossomed. Some camps have even designated mayors and security personnel.
But in others, life still looks as it did days after the January 12 quake. People have only what they dug out of the rubble with their bare hands or acquired somehow else for survival.
Recently seen along a row of tents in a camp in Leogane was this hodgepodge of life before and after:
Turquoise hand-crocheted lace
Ceramic jar that says: "Fresh Cookies"
A black rhinestone Bebe T-shirt
Boxes of "Gourmet" spaghetti
John McCain bumper sticker
Set of disposable stacked plastic bowls
Amplifiers and scavenging pigs
Box of dog biscuits
Aluminum cooking utensil set
32-ounce cans of tomato sauce
Clarins makeup bag
Plastic baby bottle
Jeans turned inside out to dry
Yellow flip flops
Pen and ink drawing of a woman
USAID bag of rice
Red roll-aboard luggage
Bausch and Lomb soft contact lens case
Compaq computer monitor
Frayed Haitian flag
Travel-size SPF 30 sunblock
One dust-laden Converse hightop -- hard to tell what color