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Historic buildings crumble after 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Italy
One of the strongest earthquakes to shake northern Italy rattled the region around Bologna early Sunday, a magnitude-6.0 temblor that killed at least three people, toppled some buildings and sent residents running into the streets, emergency services and news reports said.

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May 20, 2012: The old tower is seen collapsed after an earthquake in Finale Emilia.
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May 20, 2012: Destroyed cars are seen in the rubble after an earthquake in Finale Emilia .
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May 20, 2012: A damaged old tower is seen after an earthquake in Finale Emilia .
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May 20, 2012: A damaged church is seen after an earthquake in Finale Emilia.
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May 20, 2012: People take shelter in a car in Finale Emilia after the region was hit by an earthquake.
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May 20, 2012: Debris of a collapsed church block a road in Finale Emilia in northern Italy.
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May 20, 2012: A volunteer ropes off the area surrounding a collapsed building in Finale Emilia, northern Italy after a quake hit northern Italy.
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Historic buildings crumble after 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Italy

One of the strongest earthquakes to shake northern Italy rattled the region around Bologna early Sunday, a magnitude-6.0 temblor that killed at least three people, toppled some buildings and sent residents running into the streets, emergency services and news reports said.