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Survivors comb Iran quake ruin

Damage heavy in Iraq border region; 430 deaths reported

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Photographs by AP/Iranian Students News Agency/POURIA PAKIZEH

A rescue worker takes a dog through the debris Monday in Sarpol-e-Zahab, Iran, as they search for survivors of Sunday’s magnitude-7.3 earthquake.

TEHRAN, Iran -- Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region between Iraq and Iran, with nearly all of the victims in an area rebuilt since the end of the ruinous 1980s war.

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A woman weeps Monday near the body of a relative who died in Sunday’s earthquake in Sarpol-e-Zahab, Iran. + Enlarge

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