This Week in Pictures: Iran-Iraq Earthquake

Published November 15th, 2017 - 14:46 GMT

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This week: Photos from the aftermath of a 7.3-magnitude earthquake which struck the Iran-Iraq border area, leaving hundreds dead.


Thousands have been injured or left homeless as authorities rush to rescue survivors and treat the wounded.

Widespread power outages have also been reported. Continue reading below »

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This picture shows a view through the buildings left damaged by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck days before in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq, leaving hundreds killed and thousands homeless. 

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8This picture shows a view through the buildings left damaged by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck days before in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq, leaving hundreds killed and thousands homeless. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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Iranians sit outside damaged homes after salvaging furniture and household appliances in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8Iranians sit outside damaged homes after salvaging furniture and household appliances in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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Iranian children next to the rubble of their home in Kouik village near to Sarpol-e Zahab.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8Iranian children next to the rubble of their home in Kouik village near to Sarpol-e Zahab. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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An Iranian woman gestures next to the rubble of her home in Kouik village.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)
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Image 4 of 8:  4 / 8An Iranian woman gestures next to the rubble of her home in Kouik village. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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Iranian quake victims and survivors arrive to receive medical supplies at a field hospital in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab.

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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8Iranian quake victims and survivors arrive to receive medical supplies at a field hospital in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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An Iranian civil defence K-9 unit wait near damaged buildings during a search for survivors in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab.

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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8An Iranian civil defence K-9 unit wait near damaged buildings during a search for survivors in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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Iranian Red Crescent paramedics eat and rest during a break from tending to quake victims and survivors.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8Iranian Red Crescent paramedics eat and rest during a break from tending to quake victims and survivors. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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An Iranian quake victim lies on an operating bed after receiving treatment at a field hospital.

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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8An Iranian quake victim lies on an operating bed after receiving treatment at a field hospital. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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This picture shows a view through the buildings left damaged by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck days before in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq, leaving hundreds killed and thousands homeless. 

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Image 1 of 8This picture shows a view through the buildings left damaged by the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck days before in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq, leaving hundreds killed and thousands homeless. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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Iranians sit outside damaged homes after salvaging furniture and household appliances in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Image 2 of 8Iranians sit outside damaged homes after salvaging furniture and household appliances in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western Kermanshah province near the border with Iraq. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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Iranian children next to the rubble of their home in Kouik village near to Sarpol-e Zahab.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Image 3 of 8Iranian children next to the rubble of their home in Kouik village near to Sarpol-e Zahab. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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An Iranian woman gestures next to the rubble of her home in Kouik village.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Image 4 of 8An Iranian woman gestures next to the rubble of her home in Kouik village. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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Iranian quake victims and survivors arrive to receive medical supplies at a field hospital in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Image 5 of 8Iranian quake victims and survivors arrive to receive medical supplies at a field hospital in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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An Iranian civil defence K-9 unit wait near damaged buildings during a search for survivors in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Image 6 of 8An Iranian civil defence K-9 unit wait near damaged buildings during a search for survivors in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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Iranian Red Crescent paramedics eat and rest during a break from tending to quake victims and survivors.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Image 7 of 8Iranian Red Crescent paramedics eat and rest during a break from tending to quake victims and survivors. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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An Iranian quake victim lies on an operating bed after receiving treatment at a field hospital.

(ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Image 8 of 8An Iranian quake victim lies on an operating bed after receiving treatment at a field hospital. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)

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