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Chile earthquake: Photos

March 4, 2010, 08:17 p.m. EST
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A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early on Saturday, February 27, leaving hundreds of people dead, destroying parts of southern Chile and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin.

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Crews remove rubble on Thursday, March 4, from a house destroyed in last week's earthquake in Constitucion, Chile.

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The seaside town of Constitucion was hit by a tsunami from the massive earthquake on Saturday, February 27.

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Firefighters stand by to search for bodies in Constitucion on Thursday, five days after the quake killed more than 800 people.

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Residents search for personal belongings in the rubble of their demolished homes in Constitucion.

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Soldiers unload humanitarian aid at Concepcion's airport. The priority remains the needs of those affected, followed by reconstruction efforts, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday.

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Food is distributed to locals in Constitucion. Officials said they distributed 3,500 aid packages on Wednesday, March 3.

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A man repairs a damaged wall in Linares, Chile, on Wednesday. Since Saturday's earthquake, the region has suffered more than 120 aftershocks of 5.0 magnitude or greater, according to the USGS.

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Chilean elders rest in an improvised dormitory at Kolping Hotel on Wednesday in Linares. The Las Rosas home they lived in was destroyed by Saturday's earthquake.

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