Christian Science Monitor: Rebuilding after Turkey’s quake



July 27, 2012, Van, Turkey — The first earthquake in eastern Turkey’s Lake Van region last October lasted only 40 seconds. The second earthquake, three weeks later, was even shorter.

But nine months on, people here are still recovering from the natural disaster that, in just one minute, wrecked their cities, flattened their villages, and upended their lifestyles.

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