Bell

A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.

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A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.

Workers inspect the bell during the annual maintenance at the Gloriosa bell in the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany,Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. T The tulip-shaped bell,  has a diameter of  2.57 meters (8.4 feet) and was made by  Dutch  Gherardus de Wou  in July  1497. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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The Gloriosa bell receives its annual maintenance inspection in the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, Germany. The tulip-shaped bell, which is the world’s largest medieval free-swinging bell and is now swung electrically, was made by Dutchman Geert van Wou in July 1497 Read more