Viewfinder: Mexico Commemorates Earthquake Victims

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People pay homage to earthquake victims in Mexico City on September 19th, 2018, on the anniversary of two deadly earthquakes that hit Mexico: one in 2017 that claimed 369 lives, and another that killed more than 5,000 people on the same date in 1985. A year ago, residents of Mexico City had just finished the earthquake drill they hold every September 19th in memory of 1985, when, some two hours later, the ground started shaking violently.

People pay homage to earthquake victims in Mexico City on September 19th, 2018, on the anniversary of two deadly earthquakes that hit Mexico: one in 2017 that claimed 369 lives, and another that killed more than 5,000 people on the same date in 1985. A year ago, residents of Mexico City had just finished the earthquake drill they hold every September 19th in memory of 1985, when, some two hours later, the ground started shaking violently.

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