Latin America & Caribbean

In pictures: Ecuador earthquake

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Image caption The extent of the damage from Saturday's earthquake is becoming clear as day breaks
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Image caption Whole buildings collapsed in the quake
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Image caption People are sifting through debris with their bare hands
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Image caption It is Ecuador's largest earthquake in decades
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Image caption Major cities were hit
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Image caption The epicentre of the quake was in the north, but there was extensive damage as far away as Guayaquil, about 300km (190 miles) away
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Image caption The president has issued an emergency decree
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Image caption A collapsed hotel in the city of Manta
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Image caption There were frantic efforts to pull out survivors in Manta
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Image caption Many residents of Pedernales chose to stay outside
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Image caption More than 200 people have been killed across the country