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Rephotographed scenes show Chile's recovery from huge 8.8 earthquake a year ago

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Residents gather their belongings near a fishing boat washed up by a wave generated by an earthquake at Talcahuano port, some 532 km (329 miles ) south of Santiago, and the same location a year later in this February 22, 2011 combination photo. February 27, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile and left 512 people dead and 56 missing, according to Chilean government. Pictures taken February 27, 2010 (top) and February 21, 2011.

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A view of a damaged street in Talcahuano town, some 532 km (329 miles) south of Santiago, and the same location a year later are seen in this February 22, 2011 combination photo. February 27, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile and left 512 people dead and 56 missing, according to Chilean government. Pictures taken March 5, 2010 (L) and February 21, 2011.

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Residents look at debris left by waves generated by an earthquake near the epicenter in Dichato town, near Concepcion city, some 516 km (319 miles ) south of Santiago, and beachgoers at the same location a year later are seen in this February 22, 2011 combination photo. February 27, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile and left 512 people dead and 56 missing, according to Chilean government. Pictures taken February 28, 2010 (top) and February 20, 2011.

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A view of a highway after it was damaged by an earthquake in Concepcion city, some 516 km (319 miles ) south of Santiago, and the same road after it was repaired is seen in this February 22, 2011 combination photo. February 27, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile and left 512 people dead and 56 missing, according to Chilean government. Pictures taken February 27, 2010 (top) and February 19, 2011.

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An earthquake survivor searches a pile of donated clothing as debris left by the earthquake and tsunami burns in the background in Dichato town near Concepcion city, some 516 km (319 miles) south of Santiago, and the same location a year later are seen in this February 22, 2011 combination photo. February 27, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile and left 512 people dead and 56 missing, according to Chilean government. Pictures taken March 14, 2010 (top) and February 20, 2011.