This 1933 photo made available by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the ruins of St. Anthony's Church in Long Beach, Calif., after an earthquake struck on March 10, 1933. T.J. Maher/AP hide caption

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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. Italian Carabinieri /AP hide caption

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When Cultural Heritage Is At Risk, Italy's Art Police Come To The Rescue

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Residents of Valdivia, Chile, look over wrecked buildings on May 31, 1960. AP hide caption

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When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

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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. Andreas Solaro /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the devastated Italian town. Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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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. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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