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Death toll rises to 17 after earthquake hits Italy

Italian rescue workers removed the last earthquake victim from the rubble Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 17 as the government approved measures to rebuild the quake-hit area so crucial to Italy's economic health.

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May 30, 2012: Debris of a collapsed house are seen in Cavezzo, northern Italy. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Tuesday that felled old buildings as well as new factories and warehouses in a swath of Italy north of Bologna.

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May 30, 2012: People stand in front of a collapsed building in Cavezzo, northern Italy.
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May 30, 2012: Italian firefighters carry the body of a worker who died in a factory collapse in Medolla, Italy.
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May 30, 2012: Debris are seen in the collapsed BBG industrial moldings building in Mirandola, northern Italy.
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May 30, 2012: A woman walks in front of a collapsed house in Cavezzo, northern Italy.
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May 30, 2012: Italian civil protection volunteers prepare a tent camp in Mirandola, Italy.
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Death toll rises to 17 after earthquake hits Italy

Italian rescue workers removed the last earthquake victim from the rubble Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 17 as the government approved measures to rebuild the quake-hit area so crucial to Italy's economic health.

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