Viewfinder: Looking Back at the Remains of Messina, the Italian City Destroyed by an Earthquake 120 Years Ago

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A view of Messina on December 28th, 1908, shortly after the terrible earthquake that destroyed two-thirds of the town. There were 126,000 victims, more than 66,000 from the town itself.

A view of Messina on December 28th, 1908, shortly after the terrible earthquake that destroyed two-thirds of the Italian town. There were 126,000 victims, more than 66,000 from the town itself.

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