After the earthquake: photos from Turkey and Syria

It was one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Turkey, even shaking buildings hundreds of miles away in Israel.

Most of the first victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck early Monday were in Turkey and neighboring Syria. Both countries have reported a total of more than 1,000 deaths, but the toll is expected to rise.

Here are some images showing the aftermath of the earthquake.

A building in Diyarbakir, Turkey, which was badly damaged by the earthquake.

Rescue teams and volunteers search for survivors in the rubble of Diyarbakir.

Body bags in a hospital in Afrin, Syria.

Rescuers pull a boy from the rubble in Dana, in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province.

The earthquake flattened buildings in the Turkish city of Malatya.

Residents looking towards a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey.

Turkish rescue workers come to the aid of a victim in Diyarbakir.

The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, tries to extract a man from the rubble in Azaz, a town near the border with Turkey.

An injured child awaiting treatment at Bab al-Hawa hospital in Idlib province.

A razed four-story building in Gaziantep, Turkey.

An apartment building has become uninhabitable in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.

The earthquake severely damaged the historic Yeni Mosque in Malatya.


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