Iran earthquakes

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Iranians search the ruins of buildings at the village of Bajebaj near the city of Varzaqan in northwestern Iran, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, after Saturday's earthquake. Twin earthquakes in Iran have killed at least 250 people and injured over 2,000, Iranian state television said on Sunday, after thousands spent the night outdoors after their villages were leveled and homes damaged in the country's northwest. Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. It experiences at least one earthquake every day on average, although the vast majority are so small they go unnoticed. (AP Photo/ISNA, Arash Khamoushi)

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Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Aug. 12 as rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people.

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