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Photos: Powerful quake in Morocco kills nearly 3,000, topples homes and historic buildings

CORRECTS NAME OF VILLAGE People inspect their damaged homes after an earthquake in Moulay Brahim village, near Marrakech, Morocco, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023. A rare, powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, killing more than 800 people and damaging buildings from villages in the Atlas Mountains to the historic city of Marrakech. But the full toll was not known as rescuers struggled to get through boulder-strewn roads to the remote mountain villages hit hardest. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
People inspect their damaged homes after an earthquake in Moulay Brahim village on Saturday (Mosa'ab Elshamy / Associated Press)

A rare, powerful earthquake struck Morocco late Friday, killing nearly 3,000 people and damaging buildings in a swath of destruction stretching from villages in the Atlas Mountains to the historic city of Marrakech. The full death toll was not known as rescuers struggled to get through boulder-strewn roads to the remote mountain villages hit hardest.

A man cries as he sits on the rubble of a house.
A man cries as he sits on the rubble of a house in the village of Tikht, Morocco, on Sunday. (Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images)
Women cry as volunteers recover the body of a family member from the rubble of collapsed houses.
Women react as volunteers recover the body of a family member from the rubble of collapsed houses in the village of Imi N'Tala, Morocco, on Sunday. (Fadel Senna / AFP via Getty Images)
People carry the remains of a victim as they walk over rubble among collapsed buildings.
People carry the remains of a victim of the earthquake in the village of Imi N'Tala in central Morocco on Saturday. (Fadel Senna / AFP via Getty Images)
A woman evacuates with her belongings through the rubble in the earthquake
A woman evacuates with her belongings through the rubble in the Old City of Marrakech on Saturday. (Fadel Senna / AFP/Getty Images)
A woman reacts standing in front of her earthquake-damaged house in the old city
A woman reacts to the devastation outside her earthquake-damaged house in the Old City in Marrakech. (Fadel Senna / AFP/Getty Images)
A tall, historic structure is seen against a background of blue sky. The building is cracked nearly in half.
A cracked mosque minaret teeters after Friday's earthquake in Moulay Brahim village, near Marrakech. (Mosa'ab Elshamy / Associated Press)
A man stands next to a damaged hotel after the earthquake in Moulay Brahim village
A man views a heavily damaged hotel in Moulay Brahim. (Mosa'ab Elshamy / Associated Press)
Residents take shelter ouside at a square following an earthquake in Marrakesh on
Residents take shelter outside Saturday in a square in Marrakech. (Fadel Senna / AFP/Getty Images)

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