PHOTOS: Dozens dead after earthquake rocks central Italy

A powerful earthquake killed at least 38 and destroyed a cluster of small mountain villages in Central Italy early Wednesday, and the death toll was expected to rise as rescue workers were frantically digging through rubble. -AP

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    AUG. 24: A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in AmatriceItaly.  
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    AUG 24: Residents search amid the rubbles of a collapsed building in Amatrice Italy
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    AUG. 24: A clock is stopped at the time when an earthquake struck central Italy, in Amatrice Italy
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    AUG. 24: A man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy.
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    AUG. 24: A man rescued from the rubble of a building after an earthquake is pushed inside an ambulance in Accumoli.
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    AUG. 24: A man leans on a wall as the collapsed village of Pescara del Tronto, central Italy.
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    AUG. 24: Rescuers search amid rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy
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    Rescuers work amid rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy.
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    AUG. 24: A man leans on rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy
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    Italian firefighters search for survivors under the rubble of the town of Amatrice.
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    A man is carried away after been rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy
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    Rescuers prepare food and basic necessities following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy
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