Debris from fallen concrete off buildings lies on the sidewalk in Wellington, after a powerful earthquake rocked New Zealand. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake had a 7.8 magnitude.
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Amatrice's Basilica di San Francesco was among many centuries-old buildings damaged in Italy's Aug. 24 quake. The national police's art squad is documenting damage and salvaging priceless works of art from this and other churches in the region.
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Firefighters gather near the damaged Sant'Agostino church and rubble and debris of destroyed buildings inside a cordoned-off area on Sunday in the central Italian village of Amatrice.
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In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, toraise funds for the devastated Italian town.
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Residents stand among damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice on Wednesday. Central Italy was struck by a powerful, magnitude 6.2 earthquake in the early morning.
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Ecuadorian military and civilians perform cleanup and rescue operations on the streets of Portoviejo on Monday following a powerful earthquake on Saturday. Rescuers and desperate families clawed through rubble, pulling out survivors two days after an earthquake that has killed more than 400 people and devastated a tourist region of Ecuador.
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In a photo from March 2011, then-U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos visits the Tohoku region, hardest hit by the tsunami and earthquake. He and his team then started the Tomodachi (Friends) Initiative to help young survivors.
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Blue cans, seen sandwiched between layers of concrete, are visible at the Golden Dragon complex, which collapsed in Saturday's magnitude-6.4 earthquake in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan.
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Rescue workers look through the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan on Sunday, following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck early on Saturday. For more than 30 hours, rescuers have worked to free more than 120 people buried under the rubble of the apartment complex.
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