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Earthquake death toll nears 2,500 in Morocco, and more from around the world

Earthquake death toll nears 2,500 in Morocco, and more from around the world
A donkey stands on the rubble of destroyed buildings following an earthquake in Tafeghaghte, in the Al Haouz region of Morocco, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. The catastrophe deals a stunning blow to the country of 37 million that views itself an island of stability in North Africa and which has been a bright spot for investors wary of the region's other economies. Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Moving, surprising, inspiring, terrifying, shocking... This is a selection of images from our planet, over the last 24 hours.

Locals wait for blankets distributed by the national army in the town of Amizmiz, 50 kms south of Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 September 2023. A magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck central Morocco late 08 September damaging buildings from villages and towns in the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh, according to a report released by the country’s Interior Ministry. The earthquake has affected more than 300,000 people in Marrakesh and its outskirts, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. EPA-EFE/TIAGO PETINGA

A woman mourns after recognizing a victim following an earthquake in Tafeghaghte, in the Al Haouz region of Morocco, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. The catastrophe deals a stunning blow to the country of 37 million that views itself an island of stability in North Africa and which has been a bright spot for investors wary of the region’s other economies. Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A woman comforts a child outside a destroyed house following an earthquake in Tafeghaghte, in the Al Haouz region of Morocco, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. The catastrophe deals a stunning blow to the country of 37 million that views itself an island of stability in North Africa and which has been a bright spot for investors wary of the region’s other economies. Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A villager amongst the rubble of destroyed buildings following an earthquake near Amizmiz, in the Al Haouz region of Morocco, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. The catastrophe deals a stunning blow to the country of 37 million that views itself an island of stability in North Africa and which has been a bright spot for investors wary of the region’s other economies. Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sheep amongst the rubble of destroyed buildings following an earthquake in the mountains near Amizmiz, in the Al Haouz region of Morocco, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. The catastrophe deals a stunning blow to the country of 37 million that views itself an island of stability in North Africa and which has been a bright spot for investors wary of the region’s other economies. Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Damaged buildings in the town of Amizmiz, 50 kms south of Marrakesh, 11 September 2023. A magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck central Morocco late 08 September damaging buildings from villages and towns in the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh, according to a report released by the country’s Interior Ministry. The earthquake has affected more than 300,000 people in Marrakesh and its outskirts, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. EPA-EFE/TIAGO PETINGA

A man riding a motorbike passes by a damage building following a powerful earthquake in Asni, south of Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 September 2023. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck central Morocco late 08 September has killed more than 2,450 people and injured around 2,500 others, damaging buildings from villages and towns in the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh, according to a report released by the country’s Interior Ministry. EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT

A woman sleeps on the ground in a park after being made homeless by an earthquake on September 9, 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco. An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has hit central Morocco. Although the epicenter was in a sparsely populated area of the High Atlas Mountains, the effects have been felt 71km away in Marrakesh, a major tourist destination, where many buildings have collapsed and hundreds of deaths reported. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

L.A. City Council member Kevin de Leon waves a Mexican flag while riding in the 77th annual East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade on September 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. The parade is the largest and longest-running Mexican heritage parade in the U.S which has celebrated Mexican culture and history in the East LA community since 1946. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Djirri Djirri Dancers perform for supporters at the Aboriginal Advancement League in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 September 2023. Aboriginal leaders held a press conference at the Aboriginal Advancement League to show the depth of support for the voice ‘yes’ campaign in Victoria. A referendum on upcoming 14 October will seek to amend the country’s constitution by creating the ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice’ to represent Indigenous Australians to the parliament and federal government on matters of Indigenous affairs. EPA-EFE/JOEL CARRETT

Dancers participate the ‘On Dance’ event at the Piazza Duomo cathedral square in Milan, Italy, 10 September 2023. Some 2,300 dance school students from all over Italy joined the second edition of the ‘On Dance’ days which are dedicated to dance conceived and promoted by Roberto Bolle, star of the Teatro alla Scala, under the theme: ‘Dance is teacher of life’. EPA-EFE/MATTEO CORNER

Citizens march in costumes to commemorate the victims during the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état against the democratic Government of Salvador Allende, near the General Cemetery in Santiago, Chile, 10 September 2023. EPA-EFE/Esteban Garay

Students of Islamic seminary Jamia Hafsa, protest against police, after Police allegedly picked up a person from seminary premises, in Islamabad, Pakistan, 11 September 2023. Lal Masjid, located in the heart of the capital city, gained significant attention following a comprehensive military operation conducted by former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf in July 2007. The operation aimed to address the escalating influence and activities of the religious seminary associated with the mosque. EPA-EFE/SOHAIL SHAHZAD

Firefighters stand to attention outside of FDNY Ten House near the National September 11 Memorial during an annual ceremony to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, New York, USA, 11 September 2023. The USA is commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001, when terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and crashed a plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. EPA-EFE/ADAM GRAY

Young farmers lead cows back into the valleys during the traditional Viehscheid festival in Bad Hindelang, Germany, 11 September 2023. Viehscheid and Almabtrieb are the names of the annual festival which takes place at the end of summer. During the festival the farmers lead their cattle from the mountain pastures to bring them back to the valleys. EPA-EFE/ANNA SZILAGYI

A decorated cow is driven back into the valleys during the traditional Viehscheid festival in Bad Hindelang, Germany, 11 September 2023. Viehscheid and Almabtrieb are the names of the annual festival which takes place at the end of summer. During the festival the farmers lead their cattle from the mountain pastures to bring them back to the valleys. EPA-EFE/ANNA SZILAGYI

A fan of El Salvador looks on during a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago at Jorge Magico Gonzalez National Stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador 10 september 2023. EPA-EFE/Rodrigo Sura

Environmental activists hold a banner reading ‘no profit at the expense of human rights’ as they gather in front of the French Ministry of Finance to protest against the summit of European Finance Ministers to be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on September 15, and to call for greater consideration of human rights in international finance in Paris, France, 11 September 2023. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

A handout photo made available by Vatican Media Press Office shows Pope Francis (L) giving audience to Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, Catholicos of the East and Metropolitan of the Syro-Malankara Orthodox Church, Vatican City, 11 September 2023. EPA-EFE/Vatican Media Press Office

Trinidad and Tobago’s Shannon Gomez reacts during a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match against El Salvador at Jorge Magico Gonzalez National Stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador 10 september 2023. EPA-EFE/Rodrigo Sura. DM

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