Iran villages in rubble as quake death toll rises

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Ruins of a buildings are seen after an earthquake hit a village near the city of Varzaqan in northwestern Iran, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Earthquake hit the towns of Ahar, Haris and Varzaqan in East Azerbaijan province on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Iran on Monday raised the death toll from Saturday's twin earthquakes to 306, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors, state media reported. Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. It experiences at least one earthquake every day on average, although the vast majority are so small they go unnoticed. (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Armin Karami)