Powerful Photos Show Catastrophic Damage and Daring Rescues in Aftermath of Mexico Earthquake

A powerful 7.1 earthquake brought Mexico to its knees on Sept. 19, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 200

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An injured man is pulled out of a building that collapsed during an earthquake in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, on Sept. 19. A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that also did major damage.

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A man walks out of the door frame of a building that collapsed after the earthquake, in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City.

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Rescue workers and volunteers search for survivors on a collapsed building the Del Valle neighborhood in Mexico City.

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Rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City.

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An injured person is carried after being rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed after the earthquake, in the Colonia Obrera neighborhood of Mexico City.

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A man surveys a building demolished by the 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico.

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People remove debris of a building which collapsed after the quake rattled Mexico City.

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Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers desperately remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors.

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Rescue efforts are still ongoing in the aftermath of the powerful quake.

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Rescue workers search for survivors.

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A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City.

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Rescue Services search for victims under the debris of a building that collapsed after the earthquake.

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Volunteers pick up the rubble from a building that collapsed during the earthquake in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City.

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Rescuers and residents assist an injured victim amid the ruins of a building knocked down by the earthquake.

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First responders raise their hands asking for silence as they work on removing the rubble of a collapsed building looking for survivors trapped underneath.

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