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Aerial photographs show damage caused by Christchurch earthquake

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Luxury homes stand on the edge of a landslide in the suburb of Sumner on Feb. 24 after a 6.3 earthquake devastated the city of Christchurch two days earlier.

Torsten Blackwood / AFP - Getty Images

A suburban street is covered with silt forced out of the ground by liquefaction on Feb. 24 after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake devastated the city of Christchurch two days earlier.

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