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20 photos of the destruction and heartbreak following the condo building collapse in Surfside, Fla.

As of early Friday afternoon, four people had been confirmed dead and 159 were still unaccounted for after the 12-story, Miami-area residential building partially collapsed around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

The building on Thursday. – CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP via Getty Images
Firefighters search the building early Thursday. – Wilfredo Lee / AP
EVA MARIE UZCATEGU / AFP via Getty Images
Wilfredo Lee / AP
Wilfredo Lee / AP
A rescue worker walks among the rubble on Thursday. – Lynne Sladky / AP
People lie on cots as they wait for news at a family reunification center on Thursday. – Lynne Sladky / AP
Cousins Andrea and Nellie Gonzalez wait for news at the family reunification center on Thursday. – Lynne Sladky / AP
Jennifer Carr sits with her daughter as they wait for news at the family reunification center on Thursday. – Lynne Sladky / AP
An aerial view on Thursday. – CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP via Getty Images
An aerial view on Thursday. – CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP via Getty Images
Luz Marina holds a picture of her aunt, Marina Azen, who she said was missing on Thursday. – Joe Raedle / Getty Images
Soriya Cohen shows a picture of her husband, Brad Cohen, who she said was missing on Thursday. – Joe Raedle / Getty Images
Rescue personnel search for survivors on Friday. – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue via AP
Rescue personnel with dogs search for survivors on Friday. – David Santiago / Miami Herald via AP
Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team prepare to look for survivors on Friday. – Joe Raedle / Getty Images
Rebecca Wasserstein talks to reporters while showing a picture of her missing niece, who lived on the 8th floor, on Friday. – Saul Martinez / The New York Times
Ariana Hevia, of New Orleans, stands with Sean Wilt near the building on Friday. – Lynne Sladky / AP
A “Surfside Strong” sign hangs on a balcony on Friday. – Joe Raedle / Getty Images
A man prays near the building on Friday. – Joe Raedle / Getty Images
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