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March 8, 2010

Chile, nine days later

Nine days after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people in south-central Chile, relief efforts were beginning to reach those in need, rescue missions became recovery missions, and rebuilding is already under way. In the days since the February 27th quake, nearly 150 aftershocks have been recorded, including thirteen above magnitude 6.0. The government has been criticized by Chileans, who say the response was slow and inefficient. One recent government action was to grant a short amnesty to looters before sending troops out in search of stolen goods. Nearly $2 million worth of looted items were returned, often dumped on roadsides, by Sunday. Collected here are photographs from the past week in quake-affected Chile. (41 photos total)

A man walks in front of a half-sunk fishing boat and container next to Talcahuano's shore line in Chile, Saturday, March 6, 2010. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)

An aerial view of the coastal earthquake-torn town of Dichato , Chile, Thursday, March 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) #

Soldiers stand guard on a street in Constitucion town March 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Carlos Vera) #

A volunteer sorts bottles of cooking oil to be distributed to earthquake survivors in Constitucion March 3, 2010. (REUTERS/Mariana Bazo) #

Earthquake survivors form a vigilante group to ward off looters from their neighborhood, after a major earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Concepcion March 3, 2010. (REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero) #

The collapsed Borde Rio apartment building is seen in Concepcion , Chile, Thursday, March 4, 2010. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko) #

A police officer points his weapon towards people that were looting goods from a store damaged during the earthquake in Talcahuano, Chile, Tuesday, March 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) #

A volunteer pushes a cart among the bags of food aid being distributed to earthquake survivors in Concepcion, March 4, 2010. (REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero) #

Nancy Mavaboli lives in a tent after the massive earthquake and tsunami destroyed her home on March 8, 2010 in Constitution, Chile. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #

An aerial view shows a house floating near the coastal earthquake-torn town of Dichato , Chile, Thursday, March 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) #

People surf the Internet outside a phone company that set up free wireless access, phone lines and power outlets in Concepcion, Chile, Thursday, March 4, 2010. Large areas of Concepcion still lack power and phones after the earthquake that hit Chile's central coastal region on Feb. 27. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) #

A rescue worker and his dog search for victims of a major earthquake in Constitucion, March 2, 2010. (REUTERS/Carlos Vera) #

Haitian cousins Pierre Richard Desarmes, left, Philomene Seraphin, center, and Jean Mary Pierre chat online with family members living in Haiti in San Bernardo, Chile, Wednesday, March 3, 2010. After a strong earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, the Desarmes family moved to Chile - which was hit by a strong earthquake less than two months later on Feb. 27. (AP Photo/Jorge Sanchez) #

A worker from an electricity company repairs a post which was damaged during the earthquake of past February 27 in Concepcion, Chile on March 05, 2010. (EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images) #

A view of the upper floors of a quake-damaged building in Concepcion, Chile, Friday, March 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) #

Volunteers dig holes for posts as they erect temporary shelters for for the survivors of a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami, in Constitucion March 5, 2010. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) #

People tear down a quake-damaged home in Caleta Tumbes, Chile, Friday, March 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) #

Boxes with supplies for earthquake victims are displayed on a field as a Chilean Air Force helicopter is about to land in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday, March 6, 2010. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko) #

A worker walks among plastic crates tumbled by the earthquake in Talcahuano, Chile, Friday, March 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan) #

Earthquake survivors push their cars to a gasoline station to fill up as fuel continues to be scarce after Saturday's massive earthquake, in Talcahuano March 5, 2010. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra) #

A dead fish lies among the debris left by a tsunami along Chile's coast, in Dichato March 5, 2010. (REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra) #

A door is seen propped upright, with a placard reading: "Do not demolish", on a destroyed street in Constitucion city, south of Santiago, March 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) #

Boats lay among damaged homes in Dichato, Chile, Thursday, March 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) #

An earthquake survivor takes a break while sitting next to a puppet, amongst the debris of a circus, in Iloca town, south of Santiago, March 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) #

A suspected looter lies on the ground after he was arrested in Talcahuano March 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Mariana Bazo) #

Rescue members search for earthquake victims in a boat along the Maule's river in Constitucion, Chile, Saturday, March 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) #

A rescue worker dives into the Maule river to search for victims of a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami, in Constitucion March 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) #

Gloria Munoz salvages dishes from her home that was damaged during the massive earthquake and following tsunami on March 6, 2010 in Constitution, Chile. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #

People take part in a prayer session in Caleta Tumbes, Chile, Saturday March 6, 2010. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko) #

A worker climbs over vats, barrels and wine bottles that were toppled and damaged by a massive earthquake a week earlier, at a winery in Santa Cruz in the Colchagua Valley March 6, 2010. Some 125 million liters of Chilean wines worth roughly $250 million were spilled during the 8.8 magnitude earthquake, a U.S. importer said on Thursday. (REUTERS/Marco Fredes) #

A circus lion which escaped from its cage during the earthquake last week, is partially buried after it was shot by police at Iloca town, south of Santiago, March 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Maco) #

Salome Tobita is helped by morgue workers after identifying her son from among earthquake victims lying in a gymnasium in Constitucion, March 2, 2010. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares) #

People attend a Catholic service that was set up in front of the Parroquea San Jose church that closed due to the damage caused by the massive earthquake on March 7, 2010 in Constitution, Chile. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #

Earthquake survivors prepare bread for 25 of their neighbours whose homes were damaged the earthquake and tsunami, in Hualpen near Concepcion March 7, 2010. As the aid is slow to reach certain parts of the ravaged coastal area some of the more fortunate residents have decided to share what food they have managed to salvage by cooking in communal pots. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra) #

Sailors raise a Chilean flag during reconstruction efforts on Juan Fernandez island in southern Chile, Thursday, March 4, 2010. (AP Photo) #

People work on repairing what is left of a home after it was damaged a week ago by the massive earthquake on March 6, 2010 in Putu, Chile. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #

A police officer organizes items either returned by looters during a brief amnesty, or recovered by the police at a police station in Concepcion, Chile, Sunday March 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) #

The interior of a damaged house is seen in Curepto, Chile, March 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Alexis Diaz) #

A man walks past quake-damaged buildings in Talcahuano , Chile, Tuesday, March. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/ Ricardo Mazalan) #

A Peruvian nurse (standing) takes the vital signs of an earthquake survivor at a field hospital sent by her government after last week's massive earthquake and tsunami, in Concepcion March 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra) #

Girls play near a boat sitting in the middle of a street of Talcahuano, Chile, Sunday, March 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) #

 
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