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Earthquake on Iran-Iraq border leaves swath of destruction

Over 400 people were killed and almost 6,500 others injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Iran's border with Iraq.

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A woman mourns as she holds the body of her daughter, who died in an earthquake, in Sarpol-e Zahab, western Iran on Nov. 13, 2017.

Authorities reported that a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Monday and killed more than 400 people in both countries, sending people fleeing their homes into the night. The quake was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast.

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A child looks up at the site of a damaged building in Darbandikhan, in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

 

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Iranian rescuers search the wreckage of a building in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermanshah Province, Iran.

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Residents huddle by a fire in an open area following the earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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A victim receives treatment at a hospital in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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A wounded boy is treated following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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Iranian Red Crescent and rescue workers carry the body of a victim out from the wreckage of collapsed building in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab.

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An Iraqi Kurdish man walks by a large rock which fell from the top of a mountain during the earthquake.

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Destroyed buildings and a car lie abandoned in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab.

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People walk next to a destroyed hous in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq.

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A rescue worker uses a dog to search for survivors in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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People mourn next to the body of a victim in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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Boys walk on the roof of a destroyed house.

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Iranian victims of the earthquake mourn and try to get closer to the body of a relative around the wreckage of their home in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab.

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People walk next to a destroyed house after an earthquake in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq.

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A  woman mourns over a dead relative following the earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab.

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People sit on the roof of a destroyed house.

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