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An Iranian Woman Stands in Her Collapsed Home after the 2003 Bam Earthquake

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An Iranian Woman Stands in Her Collapsed Home after the 2003 Bam Earthquake

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 decimated the Iranian city of Bam on December 26, 2003, killing 26,000 people. Many of Bam's houses were made of mud brick and quickly succumbed to the powerful tremors; 70 percent of the city's buildings were flattened.

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