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 A man is seen in front of a tent in a temporary shelter for the earthquake victims in Amitrice, Italy

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A man is seen in front of a tent in a temporary shelter for the earthquake victims in Amitrice, Italy

A view of collapsed and damaged houses in Amatrice, central Italy, 24 August 2016, following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time (1:30 am GMT). The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. According to reports at least 21 people died in the quake, 11 in Lazio and 10 in Marche regions

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A view of collapsed and damaged houses in Amatrice, central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time

A dress hangs from twisted metal as residents comb through a post-earthquake debris field, salvaging recyclable material, in Manta, Ecuador, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Ecuadoreans began burying loved ones felled by the country's deadliest earthquake in decades, while hopes faded that more survivors will be found. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A dress hangs from twisted metal as residents comb through a post-earthquake debris field, salvaging recyclable material, in Manta, Ecuador 

Colombian rescuers work amid the rubble ...Colombian rescuers work amid the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador on April 18, 2016.  The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck Ecuador over the weekend has risen to at least 413, government officials reported Monday. / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIARODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images

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Colombian rescuers work amid the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador. The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck Ecuador over the weekend has risen to at least 413, government officials reported on Monday

Baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan...An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Mainichi Shimbun April 15, 2016 early morning. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Daisuke Wada/Mainichi Shimbun via Reuters  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan

TOPSHOT - Buddhist monks pray for victim...TOPSHOT - Buddhist monks pray for victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami disaster which hit northeastern Japan in 2011 in front of former municipal disaster prevention centre building in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 11, 2016. Japan is marking on March 11 the fifth anniversary of the 2011 quake and tsunami that claimed some 18,500 lives, flattened coastal communities and set off the worst atomic crisis in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUTJIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images

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Buddhist monks pray for victims of the earthquake and tsunami which hit northeastern Japan on the fifth anniversary of the disaster in front of former municipal disaster prevention centre building in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture 

Rescue workers and excavation vehicles carry out their rescue and search operation on what was the top (foreground) of the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan

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Rescue workers and excavation vehicles carry out their rescue and search operation on what was the top (foreground) of the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan

A Nepalese worker demolishes a house that was destroyed during an earthquake at Sankhu, on the outskirt of capital Kathmandu, Nepal. 13 January 2016. The Nepal authority of reconstruction is scheduled its formal function to rebuild Nepal nationwide from 16 January 2016. The International community had pledged $4.1 billion for rebuilding Nepal. On 25 April 2015, a earthquake of 7.9 magnitude left Nepal devastated over half a million houses were completely destroyed affecting millions of Nepalese which has killed  over 9,000 people.

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A Nepalese worker demolishes a house that was destroyed during an earthquake at Sankhu, on the outskirt of capital Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday

A Pakistani boy examines a house damaged caused by massive earthquake in Mingora, the main town of Swat valley, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Officials say rescuers are struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan

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A Pakistani boy examines a house damaged caused by massive earthquake in Mingora, the main town of Swat valley, Tuesday

Ships are seen in the street after an earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile, September 17, 2015. Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves into coastal towns, forcing more than a million people from their homes

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Ships are seen in the street after an earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile. Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves into coastal towns, forcing more than a million people from their homes

Man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu...A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal August 20, 2015

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A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday

Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate in a metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill

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Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate in a metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill designed to boost preparedness in the country at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in a massive drill across Manila on Thursday to brace for an earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions.

Nepalese boy Santosh Nepali, 15, washes himself at a damaged water spout in Thamel, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The historic spout was damaged during April earthquake

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Nepalese boy Santosh Nepali washes himself at a damaged water spout in Thamel, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The historic spout was damaged during April earthquake

A woman walks past collapsed houses that were damaged during the earthquake in Bhaktapur July 14, 2015. Two months after massive twin earthquakes killed 8,897 people in Nepal, nearly three million survivors, many in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas, still needed shelter, food and basic medical care as the yearly monsoon bore down on the Himalayan nation, the U.N. said in a report released last week

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A woman walks past collapsed houses that were damaged during the earthquake in Bhaktapur on Tuesday

A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Nepal's gross domestic product will probably grow 3.8% in the year through July 15 compared with a previous forecast of 4.6%, after the earthquake in April devastated the Himalayan nation, according to Asian Development Bank's Nepal economist Chandan Sapkota

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A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Dr. Patrick from France gives an earthquake victim from Langtang district an acupuncture treatment inside the temporary medical camp at a Tibetan Monastery in Kathmandu

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Dr. Richard Patrick from France gives an earthquake victim from Langtang district acupuncture treatment inside the temporary medical camp at a Tibetan Monastery, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

A boy takes a shower inside a Tibetan monastery in Kathmandu...A boy takes a shower inside a Tibetan monastery, a month after the April 25 earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 28, 2015. According to an official, 492 earthquake victims from Langtang district have been temporally sheltered at the monastery after they were rescued from their villages. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A boy takes a shower inside a Tibetan monastery, a month after the April 25 earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal. According to an official, 492 earthquake victims from Langtang district have been temporally sheltered at the monastery after they were rescued from their villages

A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains.

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A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains

Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes on 05 April 2015 and 12 May 2015. The official death toll for the 12 May 7.3 magnitude quake rose to 117, authorities said, in addition to the 8,202 victims claimed by the April 25 earthquake.

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Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes

A man reads a newspaper as his friend looks at his mobile phone, as they sit next to collapsed houses on the outskirts of in Kathmandu

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A man reads a newspaper as his friend looks at his mobile phone, as they sit next to collapsed houses on the outskirts of in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday