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In pictures: Tears and teamwork after deadly Mexico quake

At least 50 buildings collapsed in the earthquake in Mexico City, a city of 20 million.
At least 50 buildings collapsed in the earthquake in Mexico City, a city of 20 million. Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP

Firefighters, police officers and ordinary Mexicans are scouring the rubble of collapsed schools and homes in a frantic search for survivors after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation.

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At least 50 buildings collapsed in the earthquake in Mexico City, a city of 20 million.
At least 50 buildings collapsed in the earthquake in Mexico City, a city of 20 million.

Rescuers, firefighters and volunteers search the rubble of a collapsed building for survivors in the wake of the central Mexico quake.
Rescuers, firefighters and volunteers search the rubble of a collapsed building for survivors in the wake of the central Mexico quake.

The earthquake measured 7.1 on the Richter scale and caused building collapses in the Mexican capital, one of the world’s most densely populated cities.
The earthquake measured 7.1 on the Richter scale and caused building collapses in the Mexican capital, one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Pedro Pardo, AFP

A man injured in the quake is attended to on a Mexico City street.
A man injured in the quake is attended to on a Mexico City street. Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP

Rescuers in Mexico City shout into the rubble as they attempt to locate survivors.
Rescuers in Mexico City shout into the rubble as they attempt to locate survivors. Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP

Shock and tears after Mexico’s violent earthquake.
Shock and tears after Mexico’s violent earthquake. Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP

A man is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Mexico City.
A man is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Mexico City. Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP

Rescuers ask onlookers for “Silence” to help them comb quickly and efficiently through the rubble of a quake-toppled building in the Mexican capital.
Rescuers ask onlookers for “Silence” to help them comb quickly and efficiently through the rubble of a quake-toppled building in the Mexican capital. Pedro Pardo, AFP

Rescuers work tirelessly to locate survivors in the aftermath of the 7.1-magnitude tremor that struck at 1:14pm local time on Tuesday, killing at least 224 people.
Rescuers work tirelessly to locate survivors in the aftermath of the 7.1-magnitude tremor that struck at 1:14pm local time on Tuesday, killing at least 224 people. Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP

The tremor rocked Mexico City just hours after earthquake safety exercises were conducted, as they are annually, on the anniversary of a 1985 earthquake that claimed thousands of lives in the city.
The tremor rocked Mexico City just hours after earthquake safety exercises were conducted, as they are annually, on the anniversary of a 1985 earthquake that claimed thousands of lives in the city. Pedro Pardo, AFP

The Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City partially collapsed in the earthquake, leaving at least 26 dead, including 21 pupils between the ages of seven and 13 and five adults. Between 30 and 40 people are still missing at the site, according to emergency authorities.
The Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City partially collapsed in the earthquake, leaving at least 26 dead, including 21 pupils between the ages of seven and 13 and five adults. Between 30 and 40 people are still missing at the site, according to emergency authorities. Jose Garcia, AFP

A moment of reflection before the bodies of victims in Atzala, in Puebla state, about 100 kilometres southeast of Mexico City. At least 224 people perished in the violent tremor that rocked central Mexico on Tuesday.
A moment of reflection before the bodies of victims in Atzala, in Puebla state, about 100 kilometres southeast of Mexico City. At least 224 people perished in the violent tremor that rocked central Mexico on Tuesday. Jose Castañares, AFP

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