Rescuers race against the clock to find survivors in Italy quake

At least 38 people were killed in the earthquake, which struck during the early morning hours.

Rescuers search amid rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Rescuers searched the rubble in Amatrice.

A woman holds a dog in her arms as she walks with a man next to the rubble of buildings in Amatrice on August 24, 2016 after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. The earthquake left 38 people dead and the total is likely to rise, the country’s civil protection unit said in the first official death toll. Scores of buildings were reduced to dusty piles of masonry in communities close to the epicentre of the pre-dawn quake in a remote area straddling the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images


A woman held a dog in her arms as she walked among the debris.

A man leaned on the rubble of buildings in Amatrice, Italy.

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A man leaned on the rubble of buildings in Amatrice, Italy.

A woman held a child while standing on a street in Amatrice.

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A woman held a child while standing on a street in Amatrice.

An aerial view of Amatrice after the earthquake.

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An aerial view of Amatrice after the earthquake.

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