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In Pictures: The Taiwan Earthquake And Rescue Operations

The magnitude-6.4 earthquake has left 26 people dead. Camila had the news in an earlier post.

Here is the story in photographs, which tell stories of life and death, destruction and hope in the quake's aftermath:

Monks pray near a list of the patients near a collapsed building on Sunday in Tainan, Taiwan. Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images hide caption

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Monks pray near a list of the patients near a collapsed building on Sunday in Tainan, Taiwan.

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In the early morning, emergency rescuers continue to search for the missing in a collapsed building from Tainan, Taiwan, on Sunday. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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A man breaks down after seeing the body of a relative recovered from a collapsed building in Tainan, Taiwan. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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A survivor transported by rescue workers from a collapsed building. Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency rescuers search for missing in a collapsed building on Sunday. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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Wally Santana/AP

A baby boy is rescued from a collapsed building in Tainan, Taiwan, on Saturday. A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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