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Historic buildings marred as quake hits northern Italy

(Xinhua)

09:56, May 21, 2012

A collapsed oratory is seen at San Carlo in the Emilia-Romagna region, northern Italy, May 20, 2012. Death toll of a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that hit northern Italy in the early hours of Sunday morning has risen to 7. The quake also damaged many historic buildings in this area. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)
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