Dramatic Images: Deadly Quake Rocks Central Italy

Searchers scrambled to rescue people in central Italy where a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck early Wednesday, collapsing homes as residents slept and killing dozens.

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A search dog works in the remains of a building that collapsed after being struck by an earthquake, on Aug. 25, 2016, in Amatrice, Italy. The death toll in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck around the Umbria region of Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning has exceeded 240 as thousands of rescuers continue to search for survivors.
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A firefighter holds a rescued dog in Amatrice, central Italy, on Aug. 25, 2016.
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Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, central Italy, on Aug. 25, 2016.
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People prepare to spend the night in a makeshift camp set up inside a gymnasium following an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, on Aug. 25, 2016.
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A volunteer takes some rest in a makeshift camp set up inside a gymnasium following an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, on Aug. 25, 2016.
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Two people hug each other next to the remains of a collapsed house following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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Emergency workers walk from buildings that were destroyed during an earthquake, on Aug. 25, 2016, in Amatrice, Italy.
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The inside of a home is seen after a building partly collapsed during an earthquake, on Aug. 25, 2016, in Amatrice, Italy.
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Rescuers mark a building with paint signaling the date and time of start and end of the search operation on that building, following Wednesday's earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
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Rescuers recover a dog from a collapsed house after an earthquake hit Pescara del Tronto, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.
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A woman is comforted as she walks through rubble after an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. Dozens of people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble. The toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets.
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Rescuers search amid rubble in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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Rescuers search amid rubble in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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Rescuers clear debris while searching for victims in damaged buildings on Aug. 24, 2016, in Arquata del Tronto, Italy.
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This aerial photo shows the damaged buildings in the historical part Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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A woman is hugged outside a hospital building with visible cracks in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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This aerial photo shows the damaged buildings in the historical part of Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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A view of buildings damaged by the earthquake on Aug. 24, 2016 in Arquata del Tronto, Italy.
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An elderly man is given assistance as collapsed buildings are seen in the background in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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This aerial photo shows the damaged buildings in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble in Amatrice, Italy on August 24, 2016.
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A body is carried away as a car is covered in rubble after an earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.
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People sit on the side of a road as collapsed buildings are seen in the background in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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Rescuers search amid rubble in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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A post office is engulfed by rubble in central Italy.
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Rescuers search for survivors amidst the rubble in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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A woman and child stand in the street in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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A woman on a wheelchair is pushed past a partially collapsed building in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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A man is carried on a stretcher after being rescued in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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A view of buildings damaged by the earthquake on Aug. 24, 2016, in Arquata del Tronto, Italy.
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An excavator digs through rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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Rescuers clear debris while searching for victims in damaged buildings on Aug. 24, 2016, in Arquata del Tronto, Italy.
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Rescuers search for survivors through the rubble of collapsed buildings following an earthquake, in Amatrice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.
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A man is carried out on a stretcher as a collapsed building is seen in the background in Amatrice, Italy, on Aug. 24, 2016.
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