Earthquake strikes Christchurch
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Earthquake strikes Christchurch

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It has been one year since a large 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, five months after the city was badly damaged by a 7.1 magnitude quake.

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Tony Keown stands on his earthquake-damaged deck in Lyttelton on February 24.Photo: Mark Baker/AP

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People transport fresh water in Lyttelton on February 24.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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A search and rescue person walks along a destroyed street in Christchurch on February 24.Photo: Rob Griffith/AP

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Part of a road between Lyttelton and Sumner.Photo: Mark Baker/AP

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Japanese rescue workers arrive at the rubble of the CTV building in Christchurch on February 24.Photo: TIM WIMBORNE/Reuters

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Approximately 70 members of the Queensland Fire Service Urban Search and Rescue Team, together with Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics and 20 tonnes of essential support equipment, are airlifted to Christchurch on February 23.Photo: AFP/AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEF

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A car and a bus are sunk into holes in Ferry Road, Christchurch.Photo: MASON WOODALL/AFP

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A crane lifts workers up to inspect the damaged ChristChurch Cathedral on February 24.Photo: Marty Melville/AFP

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A statue lies where it fell in Cathedral Square in Christchurch on February 24.Photo: Marty Melville/AFP

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A distraught friend of one of the people missing in the earthquake and fire-damaged CTV building looks on as search teams look through the rubble for survivors on February 23.Photo: SIMON BAKER/Reuters

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A resident walks her dog through the center of Lyttelton as she looks at the damage.Photo: Mark Baker/AP

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Residents sit in the street in Lyttelton.Photo: Mark Baker/AP

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The ChristChurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the quake.Photo: Don Scott/stuff.co.nz

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A home in Lyttelton was wrecked by a boulder falling from a hill.Photo: The Press

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A ute sticking out of a ditch in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood.Photo: The Press

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Fire fighters and office workers try to extinguish fire and rescue trapped people.Photo: CARYS MONTEATH/The Press

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An iconic Christchurch tram is covered in debris.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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A man rides his bicycle on a damaged road in Christchurch.Photo: Kirsty Graham/AP

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An injured man in Christchurch.Photo: CARYS MONTEATH/The Press

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Injured residents are tended to in the carpark of a 24-hour surgery in Christchurch.Photo: SIMON BAKER/Reuters

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Emergency services workers gather near collapsing buildings.Photo: John Kirk-Anderson

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Men celebrate being rescued from the destroyed PGG-Wrightson building.Photo: John Kirk-Anderson/The Press

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Rescue crews look for staff in the damaged Pyne Gould Guinness building in central Christchurch.Photo: SIMON BAKER/Reuters

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Office workers look for a way out of a high rise building in central Christchurch.Photo: SIMON BAKER/Reuters

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An injured person is carried by rescue workers.Photo: David Wethey/AP

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Debris on Manchester Street in central Christchurch.Photo: SIMON BAKER/Reuters

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Cars crushed by fallen concrete.Photo: SIMON BAKER/Reuters

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A damaged backpackers' hostel in central Christchurch.Photo: SIMON BAKER/Reuters

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Rescue workers search for victims.Photo: David Wethey/AP/NZPA

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Debris outside the Christchurch Catholic Cathedral.Photo: David Wethey/AP/NZPA

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People walk through a street covered with rubble.Photo: AP/Xinhua, Pu Rui

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Retail shops in Merivale are left open to the elements on February 23.Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

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People walk across a buckled road in Christchurch.Photo: Kirsty Graham/NZPA

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Police search for survivors in the CTV building on Madras Street, Christchurch.Photo: Carys Monteath

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Two men look at a damaged building in Christchurch.Photo: Kirsty Graham/NZPA

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People are lowered with a crane as others wait to be rescued from a high-rise building in central Christchurch.Photo: Kirsty Graham/NZPA

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A building in Christchurch is destroyed after an earthquake struck today.Photo: Pam Johnson/NZPA

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A woman is pulled from the rubble after the Christchurch earthquake.Photo: Iain McGregor

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A collapsed building lies over parked cars in the aftermath of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch.Photo: Logan McMillan/AFP

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People walk past a fallen statue in the aftermath of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch.Photo: Sharon Davis/AFP

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A building lies in ruins in the aftermath of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch.Photo: Sharon Davis/AFP

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Rescuers listen for sounds from survivors in a collapsed building in Manchester Street in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Cars covered in building debris in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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A car in a car parking building in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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A building which was heavily damaged by a 6.3 earthquake which hit Christchurch.Photo: AFP/Shaz Davis

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A building which was heavily damaged by a 6.3 earthquake which hit Christchurch.Photo: AFP/Shaz Davis

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A collapsed building in Christchurch.Photo: Don Scott/The Press

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A man is rushed to hospital after being rescued from a collapsed building in Manchester Street, Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Collapsed buildings in Manchester Street in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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A man lies injured on Manchester Street in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Collapsed buildings and debris along Manchester Street in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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People look at a damaged church in Christchurch.Photo: AP Photo/Layton Duncan

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Rescuers search for survivors in a collapsed building in Manchester Street, Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Crushed cars in a car parking building in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Cars covered in building debris in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Rescue workers search for survivors through debris in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Rescuer workers carry the body of a deceased woman in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Rescue workers search for survivors in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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A bus covered in building debris in Christchurch.

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A man runs for cover in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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A man retrieves his bike from the remains of a building in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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A man stands in remains of a destroyed building in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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People searching for loved ones on Manchester Street, Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Before and after photos of the Pyne Gould Corporation building in Christchurch.Photo: Chelsea Winter/stuff.co.nz

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Rescue workers search for survivors through debris in Christchurch.Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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Rescue workers frantically try to find people trapped inside the Pyne Gould Corporation building in Christchurch.Photo: Richard Cosgrove/The Press

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A person trapped in the Christchurch Cathedral.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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A woman is rescued from the Pyne Gould Corporation building in Christchurch.Photo: Richard Cosgrove/The Press

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People being rescued from the fourth floor of the Pyne Gould building in Christchurch.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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Cars trapped by debris in Christchurch.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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Rescue workers frantically try to find people trapped inside the Pyne Gould Corporation building in Christchurch.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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A car drives past a destroyed building in Christchurch's central business district.Photo: AP Photo/Samual Sutherland

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A man runs away from dangerous and unsafe buildings in Christchurch's central business district.Photo: AP Photo/Samual Sutherland

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Injured earthquake victims are treated in Christchurch.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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A victim is treated after the quake.Photo: The Press/stuff.co.nz

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Rubble piled up in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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Damage from the earthquake.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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Earthquake damage in Christchurch.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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A man walks past a building destroyed in the quake.Photo: The Press/stuff.co.nz

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The top of the Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch, collapsed in the earthquake.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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Damage from the earthquake.Photo: Nicole Mathewson/stuff.co.nz

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The top of Christ Church Cathedral in Christchurch was destroyed.Photo: stuff.co.nz

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An image of the earthquake as it struck Christchurch from the US Geological Survey.