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Photos: See the aftermath of the earthquake in Morocco

Imane Erbeen, 18-year-old student who came home from school and endured the devastating earthquake in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
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Imane Erbeen, 18-year-old student who came home from school and endured the devastating earthquake in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.

Updated September 9, 2023 at 9:04 PM ET

The death toll continues to rise in Morocco after a powerful earthquake Friday night. The U.S. Geological survey put its magnitude at 6.8.

Officials say more than 2,000 people have died and more than 2,000 others are wounded. Rescue efforts are complicated by the fact that the quake struck remote, mountainous villages.

Here is a look at the scene.

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Residents receive blankets during an aid distribution after the the devastating earthquake in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
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Residents receive blankets during an aid distribution after the the devastating earthquake in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
Malika and her newborn wait for assistance at the hospital in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
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Malika and her newborn wait for assistance at the hospital in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
Fresh graves of earthquake victims at the cemetery in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
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Fresh graves of earthquake victims at the cemetery in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
Earthquake survivor Fatima Aitboujnan, left and Jamila Benmommad, right are treated for injuries at Mohammed VI Hospital in Marrakesh, Morocco on September 11, 2023. Jamila's 7 year old son died in the devastating earthquake. They are neighbors and lost their homes in the mountain village of Ouirgane.
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Earthquake survivor Fatima Aitboujnan, left and Jamila Benmommad, right are treated for injuries at Mohammed VI Hospital in Marrakesh, Morocco on September 11, 2023. Jamila's 7 year old son died in the devastating earthquake. They are neighbors and lost their homes in the mountain village of Ouirgane.
Imane Erbeen, 18-year-old student who came home from school and endured the devastating earthquake in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
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Carol Guzy for NPR
Imane Erbeen, 18-year-old student who came home from school and endured the devastating earthquake in Amizmiz, Morocco on September 11, 2023.
Military personnel transport on a gurney a survivor of the September 8 earthquake at a military field hospital in the village of Asni near Moulay Brahim in al-Haouz province in the High Atlas mountains of central Morocco on September 11, 2023.
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Military personnel transport on a gurney a survivor of the September 8 earthquake at a military field hospital in the village of Asni near Moulay Brahim in al-Haouz province in the High Atlas mountains of central Morocco on September 11, 2023.
Moroccan soldiers treat an injured villager following an earthquake in Asni, Morocco, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023.
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Moroccan soldiers treat an injured villager following an earthquake in Asni, Morocco, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023.
A child plays next to relief tents near a military field hospital in the village of Asni near Moulay Brahim in al-Haouz province in the High Atlas mountains of central Morocco on September 11, 2023.
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A child plays next to relief tents near a military field hospital in the village of Asni near Moulay Brahim in al-Haouz province in the High Atlas mountains of central Morocco on September 11, 2023.
A woman reacts standing in front of her earthquake-damaged house in the old city in Marrakesh.
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A woman reacts standing in front of her earthquake-damaged house in the old city in Marrakesh.
Relatives mourn in front of the bodies of the victims killed in an earthquake in Moulay Brahim, Al Haouz province.
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Relatives mourn in front of the bodies of the victims killed in an earthquake in Moulay Brahim, Al Haouz province.
Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed house in Moulay Brahim, Al Haouz province.
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Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed house in Moulay Brahim, Al Haouz province.
People inspect their damaged homes after an earthquake in Moulay Brahim village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
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People inspect their damaged homes after an earthquake in Moulay Brahim village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
People comfort each other while digging graves for victims of the earthquake, in Ouargane village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
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People comfort each other while digging graves for victims of the earthquake, in Ouargane village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
People prepare to bury a man who was killed by the earthquake, in Moulay Brahim village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
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People prepare to bury a man who was killed by the earthquake, in Moulay Brahim village, near Marrakech, Morocco.
A man stands next to a damaged hotel after the earthquake in Moulay Brahim village, near the epicentre of the earthquake, outside Marrakech, Morocco.
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A man stands next to a damaged hotel after the earthquake in Moulay Brahim village, near the epicentre of the earthquake, outside Marrakech, Morocco.
Rescuers use a small excavator to search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed house in Moulay Brahim, Al Haouz province.
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Rescuers use a small excavator to search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed house in Moulay Brahim, Al Haouz province.
A resident navigates through the rubble following a 6.8-magnitude quake in Marrakesh.
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A resident navigates through the rubble following a 6.8-magnitude quake in Marrakesh.
The minaret of a mosque stands behind damaged or destroyed houses following an earthquake in Moulay Brahim, Al-Haouz province.
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The minaret of a mosque stands behind damaged or destroyed houses following an earthquake in Moulay Brahim, Al-Haouz province.
Residents take shelter outside at a square following an earthquake in Marrakesh.
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Residents take shelter outside at a square following an earthquake in Marrakesh.

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Ruth Sherlock is an International Correspondent with National Public Radio. She's based in Beirut and reports on Syria and other countries around the Middle East. She was previously the United States Editor for the Daily Telegraph, covering the 2016 US election. Before moving to the US in the spring of 2015, she was the Telegraph's Middle East correspondent.
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