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Bam earthquake, Iran. Satellite image of the devastated city of Bam, southeast Iran, following an earthquake on 26 December 2003. The earthquake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale. It destroyed approximately 60% of the buildings in Bam, including the old quarter and the 2000-year-old Citadel of Bam, which was constructed from mud bricks, clay and straw. Officially, 26,271 people were killed. Image taken on 27 December 2003 by Space Imaging's Ikonos satellite.
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