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Picking up the pieces after last year's Mexico City earthquake

Enrique Alcantara irons shirts in his tent near the site where his building was damaged by the devastating earthquake in Mexico City last year, September 12, 2018. A year after the deadly earthquake on September 19, 2017, some Mexico City residents are still struggling to move into permanent housing and reassemble their lives.

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Enrique Alcantara irons shirts in his tent near the site where his building was damaged by the devastating earthquake in Mexico City last year, September 12, 2018. A year after the deadly earthquake on September 19, 2017, some Mexico City residents...more

Enrique Alcantara irons shirts in his tent near the site where his building was damaged by the devastating earthquake in Mexico City last year, September 12, 2018. A year after the deadly earthquake on September 19, 2017, some Mexico City residents are still struggling to move into permanent housing and reassemble their lives. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Enrique Alcantara irons shirts in his tent as he watches a television. One year ago, a 7.1-magnitude quake rocked the Mexican capital and its surrounding areas. At least 369 people died, causing more devastation in the capital since the 1985 disaster that killed thousands. Some houses were simply flattened by the shuddering tectonic shift which the government and the private sector estimated caused billions of dollars of damage.

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Enrique Alcantara irons shirts in his tent as he watches a television. One year ago, a 7.1-magnitude quake rocked the Mexican capital and its surrounding areas. At least 369 people died, causing more devastation in the capital since the 1985 disaster...more

Enrique Alcantara irons shirts in his tent as he watches a television. One year ago, a 7.1-magnitude quake rocked the Mexican capital and its surrounding areas. At least 369 people died, causing more devastation in the capital since the 1985 disaster that killed thousands. Some houses were simply flattened by the shuddering tectonic shift which the government and the private sector estimated caused billions of dollars of damage. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Enrique Alcantara watches a television near the site where his building was damaged. Clean up work is still being done on damaged buildings and people continue to live in makeshift wooden shacks and tents set up at the foot of condemned buildings.

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Enrique Alcantara watches a television near the site where his building was damaged. Clean up work is still being done on damaged buildings and people continue to live in makeshift wooden shacks and tents set up at the foot of condemned...more

Enrique Alcantara watches a television near the site where his building was damaged. Clean up work is still being done on damaged buildings and people continue to live in makeshift wooden shacks and tents set up at the foot of condemned buildings. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A general view shows a building that was damaged. The Mexican government initially offered aid to families displaced by the quake, but the sheer scale of the disaster means it will be a long road ahead for those left homeless.

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A general view shows a building that was damaged. The Mexican government initially offered aid to families displaced by the quake, but the sheer scale of the disaster means it will be a long road ahead for those left homeless. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A general view shows a building that was damaged. The Mexican government initially offered aid to families displaced by the quake, but the sheer scale of the disaster means it will be a long road ahead for those left homeless. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Maria Guadalupe Padilla is pictured near her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood, where her building was damaged. More than 160,000 quake victims claimed government assistance for damaged homes, and some 20,000 schools reported damage to buildings from the quake, according to officials speaking six months after the quake.

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Maria Guadalupe Padilla is pictured near her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood, where her building was damaged. More than 160,000 quake victims claimed government assistance for damaged homes, and some 20,000 schools reported damage to buildings...more

Maria Guadalupe Padilla is pictured near her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood, where her building was damaged. More than 160,000 quake victims claimed government assistance for damaged homes, and some 20,000 schools reported damage to buildings from the quake, according to officials speaking six months after the quake. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Workers remove debris from buildings damaged by the earthquake in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Workers remove debris from buildings damaged by the earthquake in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Workers remove debris from buildings damaged by the earthquake in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Maria Guadalupe Padilla rests with her dogs in her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Maria Guadalupe Padilla rests with her dogs in her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Maria Guadalupe Padilla rests with her dogs in her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Maria Guadalupe Padilla rests in her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Maria Guadalupe Padilla rests in her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Maria Guadalupe Padilla rests in her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Maria Guadalupe Padilla removes items inside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Maria Guadalupe Padilla removes items inside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Maria Guadalupe Padilla removes items inside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Maria Guadalupe Padilla is pictured outside her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Maria Guadalupe Padilla is pictured outside her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Maria Guadalupe Padilla is pictured outside her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A general view shows buildings in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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A general view shows buildings in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A general view shows buildings in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Residents remove items outside their apartment.

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Residents remove items outside their apartment. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Residents remove items outside their apartment. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A Mexico flag waves at the site where the Enrique Rebsamen school was damaged.

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A Mexico flag waves at the site where the Enrique Rebsamen school was damaged. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A Mexico flag waves at the site where the Enrique Rebsamen school was damaged. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Residents remove a mattress outside their apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Residents remove a mattress outside their apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Residents remove a mattress outside their apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A woman is pictured near her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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A woman is pictured near her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A woman is pictured near her tent in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Workers work at a site where buildings were damaged in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Workers work at a site where buildings were damaged in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Workers work at a site where buildings were damaged in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, walks outside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, walks outside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, walks outside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, is pictured in a room in the Tlalpan neighborhood, near her damaged building.

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Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, is pictured in a room in the Tlalpan neighborhood, near her damaged building. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, is pictured in a room in the Tlalpan neighborhood, near her damaged building. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, is pictured inside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood.

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Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, is pictured inside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Carmen Machargo Tellez, 94, is pictured inside her apartment in the Tlalpan neighborhood. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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People walk past a building damaged by the devastating earthquake.

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People walk past a building damaged by the devastating earthquake. REUTERS/Henry Romero

People walk past a building damaged by the devastating earthquake. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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