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The search for survivors in Turkey.
As many as 1,000 people are feared dead after a powerful earthquake hit southeast of the country.
Residents in the city of Van are helping the wounded.
Authorities say the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the early afternoon. But rescue efforts continued into the dark.
The quake was among the strongest in Turkish history, and the worst since 1999.
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