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In pictures: Peru aftermath

Residents walk pass a building that failed during the earthquake that shook Pisco, Peru.

Residents in Peru walk pass a collapsed building at Pisco, 125 miles (200km) south of the capital Lima, after a second powerful earthquake hit the country.

Corpses of earthquake victims lie in a town square awaiting identification by relatives .

At least 500 people died when Wednesday's quake wrecked parts of Peru's central coast. These corpses in a town square await identification.

Earthquake refugees queue at a water distribution centre in Peru.

The disaster sparked a humanitarian crisis. These refugees are queuing at a water distribution centre in Ica, some 170 miles (275km) south-east of Lima.

A truck drives along a highway ripped open by the Peru earthquake.

A truck drives along a highway ripped apart in Canete, around 124 miles (200km) south of Lima.

Earthquake refugee with a religious picture in Peru

Refugees took what they could carry from the rubble of their homes, as did this man in Chincha, 155 miles (250km) south of Lima.

A mother and child are left shaken by another quake at a refugee camp in Peru

As rescuers continued to search rubble in a desperate hunt for survivors, a mother and child were left shaken by an aftershock at a refugee camp on a Chincha street.

In the rubble of a home, a woman stands by the coffin of her uncle in Peru.

In the rubble of a Pisco home, a woman stands by the coffin of her uncle, who died in the quake on Wednesday.

Police officers load empty children's coffins at the Peruvian air base.

Police officers load empty children's coffins at the Peruvian Air Force base in Pisco.

Cemetery damaged by earthquakes in Peru.

The quake even disturbed the dead - tossing old coffins to the surface at this Pisco cemetery.






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