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Sunday, 24 June, 2001, 23:25 GMT 00:25 UK
In pictures: Peru quake
A powerful earthquake has struck southern Peru, killing dozens of people and cutting communications with many remote areas.

Peru's historic second city, Arequipa, was among the worst affected urban areas.

Damage to Arequipa cathedral
Among the damaged buildings was Arequipa's cathedral, which lost a bell tower

Damage in Arequipa
Much of the elegant stone architecture in the centre of the city has been destroyed

A witness in Arequipa
Witnesses said the ground made huge waves which shook the area

Emergency workers attend to injured people in the street in Tacna
The confirmed figures for deaths and injuries may rise as time passes

Firefighters inspect damaged building in Tacna
As rescue workers began the task of saving lives, a state of emergency was declared across southern Peru

A woman prays during a Mass held outside a church in Arequipa
People held a Mass outdoors on Sunday for fear of another tremor

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