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Rescue workers canvass the collapsed CTV building that housed the King's Education School, where missing people are believed to be trapped, after Tuesday's earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch. Hundreds of foreign rescuers will join exhausted New Zealand teams on Thursday in an increasingly desperate search of quake-shattered buildings as time runs out to find survivors buried under rubble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo / Reuters

Locals and travelers left homeless by Tuesday's magnitude 6.3 earthquake rest at Hagley Park Shelter in Christchurch, New Zealand. The official death toll from the quake remained at 75, with scores missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pam Johnson / NZPA

An injured woman is pulled from rubble by rescue workers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Wethey / NZPA

A helicopter flies over a burning collapsed building in central Christchurch, New Zealand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Mitchell / New Zealand Herald

A bus is covered in building debris after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Hunter / Getty Images

A police officer talks to a woman trapped in a collapsed cathedral. At least 65 were killed, but the death toll was expected to climb.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / Reuters

A smashed car juts out from a demolished parking structure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Hunter / Getty Images

Rescue workers search for survivors in a collapsed building in New Zealand's second-largest city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTCHURCH PRESS / Reuters

Rescue workers and residents survey the damage to the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAIN MCGREGOR / Reuters

Rescue crews look for staff in the damaged Pyne Gould Guinness building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON BAKER / Reuters

A man is seen after being pulled from the rubble after an earthquake in Christchurch February 22, 2011. The strong earthquake killed and trapped people beneath rubble and sparked fires and toppled buildings in New Zealand's second-biggest city of Christchurch on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAIN MCGREGOR / Reuters

Rescue workers look for victims in the collapsed Pyne Gould Guinness building. People remained trapped after a 6.3 earthquake hit Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK MITCHELL / AFP

People assist a wounded woman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS TV / Reuters

A man looks for any victims amid rubble in the central part of the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON BAKER / Reuters

Rescuers remove a body from a collapsed building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERS TV / Reuters

The Christchurch Catholic Cathedral sustained extensive damage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID WETHEY / NZPA

Rescue workers carry the body of a deceased woman after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Hunter / Getty Images

Office workers look for a way out of a high rise building in central Christchurch after the strong earthquake that killed at least 65 people in New Zealand's second-biggest city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON BAKER / Reuters

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At least 65 people were killed by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Tuesday. The quake collapsed buildings onto victims, some of whom used their cellphones to frantically call for help, officials said.

Rescuers dug through the rubble overnight amid reports that many people were still trapped and that the death toll could rise much higher.

Read the full story by Times reporter John Glionna “New Zealand quake smashes buildings and cars, killing 65.”

7 Comments

  1. February 22, 2011, 8:26 am

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Los Angeles Times, LA Times Photography, Paula Gould, Matt Kiser, Donnie and others. Donnie said: RT @latimes: Earthquake photos from #Christchurch, New Zealand http://lat.ms/f8YaPp @LATimesPhotos [...]

  2. February 22, 2011, 9:10 am

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by RightNow Comm, MelindaMullin. MelindaMullin said: Awful destruction & loss of life RT @dannysullivan: christchurch quake photos from @latimes looks like a bomb went off http://lat.ms/gz8n2H [...]

  3. February 22, 2011, 10:49 am

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Mario Zamudio Palma, Vancouver Retweeter. Vancouver Retweeter said: RT @splitmango Some crazy photos from the New Zealand quake. Could this happen in #Vancouver? http://ow.ly/41grB [...]

  4. February 22, 2011, 11:03 am

    How sad. We pray that our God be with every involved. From South Africa

    By: Pieter
  5. February 22, 2011, 2:57 pm

    [...] area now suffers the aftershock of the catastrophe, chaotic streets and damaged infrastructure challenge rescuers searching for survivors amongst the [...]

  6. February 22, 2011, 10:41 pm

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  7. February 23, 2011, 3:37 am

    How appalling that the LAT seek to publish the photo of a deceased Kiwi woman when they would not dare do the same for an American.

    The US and its media have much to learn about its hypocritical treatment of deceased people according to whether they are citizens or 'foreigners'. Perhaps the status as the world's newest third world country might just change its world view. Disgraceful.

    By: DeniseMurphy

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