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In pictures: Italy earthquake

A fireman amid ruined houses in Onna, near L'Aquila, Italy

Hopes are fading of finding any more survivors of the devastating earthquake in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

Firefighters and rescuers carry out a body from the rubble of a collapsed university dorm building

Rescuers have pulled more than 100 people alive from collapsed homes in and around the town of L'Aquila.

Firefighters hold up a blanket as they retrieve a body from rubble in L'Aquila, Italy

But more than 200 people are confirmed to have died in the powerful quake, which struck in the early hours of Monday morning.

Italian firefighters in L'Aquila, Italy, 7 April 2009

Rescuers worked through the night, pulling away concrete slabs with their bare hands to reach survivors from the disaster, which also left 1,500 people injured.

People line up for breakfast at a tent camp in L'Aquila

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless, some spending the night in their cars while others went to tent camps set up to provide basic shelter.

A Civil Protection volunteer distributes milk to people, 7 April

Aid workers distributed basic supplies to the survivors, including milk, meals and hot drinks.

Displaced people cue in line to receive aid in L'Aquila, Italy, 6 April 2009.

Field hospitals were set up to treat the wounded and doctors attended to patients in the open air.

A man, no name available, looks at missing relatives" pictures in a dusty photo album, in the rubble of his collapsed house, in L'Aquila

Some residents returned to their homes to try to salvage what they could of their possessions.

An elderly woman in a temporary shelter in a sports centre in L'Aquila, Italy

Others who lost everything are waiting in the temporary camps amid continuing aftershocks.

Damaged Church of the Conception in Paganica, central Italy

Many ancient castles and churches are among those damaged or destroyed in the region's towns and villages.

A woman stands outside a tent

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said 15 people were still missing, and rescuers should know within 48 hours whether anyone remains alive under the rubble.



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