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In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Dr. Karen Pina Fragoso poses for a portrait at the home being used as a safe-house for personal items being pulled from the rubble across the street from an apartment building that collapsed from an earthquake in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City. From the base of a crushed apartment building on the corner of Amsterdam and Laredo streets, Pina says she coordinated the medical care of those pulled from the structure, between rescuers, doctors and ambulances. "Not having anything to tell the families of those trapped made me feel helpless. I pulled three people out alive, which was worth every ounce of effort spent these days. I cried every time we found someone." (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 26, 2017 - 12:10 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — When a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, toppling buildings and leaving hundreds of people trapped, Mexicans quickly mobilized a mammoth rescue operation involving police, firefighters, soldiers and other professionals bolstered by an army of everyday civilians. The...
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A rescue worker climbs out of a opening at the site of a collapsed building at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, early Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. As rescue operations stretched into day 7, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
September 25, 2017 - 10:32 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake collapsed 38 structures. The risk of delayed collapse is real: The cupola of Our Lady of Angels Church, damaged and cracked by the Sept...
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In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Hector Rodarte, right, helps salvage personal items from a neighbor's home, destroyed in a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico. Rodarte lost his right leg below the knee seven years ago when a car ran him over. That hasn’t stopped him from toiling in a brigade of civilian volunteers clearing the rubble of quake-collapsed buildings in his home town. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
September 25, 2017 - 12:16 am
JOJUTLA, Mexico (AP) — Hector Rodarte Cedillo, a 27-year-old window washer and candy salesman, lost his right leg below the knee seven years ago when a car ran him over. That hasn't stopped him from toiling long hours in a brigade of civilian volunteers searching for survivors, aiding the injured...
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This photo released by Claudia Ponce Orozco on Sept. 23, 2017 shows her father Jose Luis Ponce posing for a photo with her in front of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in California. Claudia said her father was pulled alive from the rubble of his nine-story Mexico City apartment building 26 hours after it collapsed following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19 in Mexico City. “You said you would be with me always,” his daughter, Claudia Ponce, 30, told him. “Now is not the moment to leave.” (Claudia Ponce Orozco via AP)
September 24, 2017 - 12:07 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a hospital room blocks away from where he survived 26 hours buried under the rubble of his nine-story apartment building, Jose Luis Ponce lay sedated and on a respirator, alive but with fractures to multiple bones and damage to his lungs and a kidney. "You said you would be...
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CORRECTS TO CLARIFY SITUATION WAS AN EVACUATION - Rescue workers and volunteers stand in the middle of the street after an earthquake alarm sounded and a small tremor was felt during rescue operations at the site of a collapsed building in Roma Norte, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. All rescue workers atop the rubble were able to evacuate safely via an adjacent building. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 23, 2017 - 11:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological...
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People stand in the street after hearing an earthquake alarm, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A strong aftershock rolled through Mexico City, Saturday morning, swaying buildings and sending some people running into the street. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 23, 2017 - 7:26 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City has spewed a cloud of vapor with some ash about a mile (2 kilometers) into the air, but experts said it was not related to the quakes. The 17,797-foot (5,426-meter) volcano...
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Architect Gabriel Martinez stands outside an earthquake damaged building, in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are volunteering to help assess the damage to thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
September 23, 2017 - 3:16 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are rushing to do triage, diagnose and classify some very worrisome patients: the thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19...
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Locals play pool at a venue in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. The upscale Mexico City neighborhood was one of the hardest hit, with more than a half-dozen collapsed buildings in the immediate vicinity. The few Condesa residents who ventured out Friday night said they were anxious for relief from an anguishing week. (AP Photo/Nico Gonzalez)
September 23, 2017 - 1:19 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the stylish Condesa neighborhood, young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. Instead of crowds gathered with beers,...
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People stand in the street after hearing an earthquake alarm, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A strong aftershock rolled through Mexico City, Saturday morning, swaying buildings and sending some people running into the street. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 23, 2017 - 12:13 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local): 11:00 a.m. No place is treating more victims of this week's deadly earthquake than Mexico City's Xoco General Hospital. When the seismic alarm for a new quake sounded on Saturday morning, hospital workers ordered visitors to...
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A handler and his rescue dog look for victims at the site of a quake-collapsed seven-story building in Mexico City's Roma Norte neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Mexican officials are promising to keep up the search for survivors as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day following Tuesday's major earthquake that devastated Mexico City and nearby states. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 23, 2017 - 12:13 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hope mixed with fear Friday on a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in downtown Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved ones trapped in the four-story-high pile of rubble behind them. On Day 4 of the search for survivors of...
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