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New Zealand earthquake

A devastating earthquake killed dozens of people and left another 100 missing in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.


Sarah Ivey, New Zealand Herald, - Associated Press

Vehicles move through flooded roads in South Brighton after Christchurch, New Zealand, was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The powerful earthquake struck one of New Zealand’s biggest cities Tuesday at the height of a busy workday, toppling tall buildings and churches, crushing buses and killing dozens of people in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


Pu Rui, Xinhua News Agency - Associated Press

People walk through a street partly covered with rubble after an earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The powerful earthquake struck one of New Zealand’s biggest cities Tuesday at the height of a busy workday, toppling tall buildings and churches, crushing buses and killing dozens of people in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


Officials feared that the death toll could rise further, ranking the 6.3-magnitude earthquake among the island nation’s worst in 80 years. They say at least 100 more people are missing.

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New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

People have broke windows to prepare to be rescued from a high-rise building in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday Tuesday, killing and trapping dozens in one of the country’s worst natural disasters


New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

People are evacuated from a health clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday Tuesday, killing and trapping dozens in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


Mark Mitchell, New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

The Christchurch, New Zealand, suburb of Bexley is flooded following an earthquake, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday Tuesday, killing and trapping dozens in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


The United States dispatched a search-and-rescue team to New Zealand on Tuesday after a devastating earthquake killed dozens of people and left another 100 missing, and President Barack Obama said the U.S. stood ready to deploy more assistance.

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Mark Mitchell, New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

Rescue workers work to extinguish a fire at a collapsed building in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday Tuesday, killing and trapping dozens in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


Mark Mitchell, New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

A car is crushed by a beam in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday killing and trapping dozens in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


Mark Mitchell, New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

The spire of the iconic stone Christchurch Cathedral toppled into a central city square in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday killing at least 65 people and trapping dozens in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


Mark Mitchell, New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

Rescue workers block off a collapsed building in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday killing at least 65 people and trapping dozens in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


Mark Mitchell, New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

Rescue workers climb onto the collapsed Pyne Gould Guinness Building in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22 2011. A powerful earthquake collapsed buildings at the height of a busy workday killing at least 65 people and trapping dozens in one of the country’s worst natural disasters.


Layton Duncan - Associated Press

People look at a damaged church after a powerful earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb, 22, 2011. The 6.3-magnitude quake collapsed buildings and is sending rescuers scrambling to help trapped people amid reports of multiple deaths.


Brett Phibb, New Zealand Herald - Associated Press

Emergency services search the rubble for survivors of the collapsed CTV building in Christchurch’s business district, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. Search teams using dogs, heavy cranes and earth movers worked through dawn Wednesday in one of New Zealand’s largest cities, trying frantically to find survivors amid the crumbled concrete, twisted metal and huge mounds of brick left by a powerful earthquake.

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