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In photos: Mexico's slow recovery a month after the earthquake

On Sept 19, 2017 Mexico City was shaken by a strong earthquake and relived the nightmare of a similar day 32 years ago. This is how things look today.
Publicado: 20 Oct | 02:01 PM EDT
México a un mes del terremoto
369 lives lost. A month after the quake, residents of Mexico City raise their arms with clenched fists in front of one of the buildings that collapsed in the Condesa neighborhood. In the Mexican capital, 228 people died, 74 in Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 15 in the state of Mexico and six in Guerrero. Foto: Reuters | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
250,000 people homeless. After a month of uncertainty, Donny Romero and Jose Luis Tavera watch the demolition of the building where they lived in Mexico City. According to Secretary of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu), Rosario Robles, more than 250,000 people lost their home after the earthquakes of September 2017. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
Cost of reconstruction. President Enrique Peña Nieto estimated that more than $2.5 billion (about 48,000 million pesos) will be needed to pay for reconstruction. In Mexico City there are a total of 5,765 homes damaged, of which 2,273 suffered total damage. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
Water scarcity. After the earthquake, at least six million people lost water service across the country. A month after the earthquake there are at least 2,000 reported leaks in Mexico City. The Iztapalapa and Tlalpan delegations are the most affected by cuts in supply. Foto: Reuters | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
Surviving the nightmare. Lucia Zamora was rescued from the ruins of the Álvaro Obregón building # 286 in the Roma Norte neighborhood. In her building 49 people died, the highest number of victims in a structure that collapsed in the earthquake. In this photo she shows a video of her rescue. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
School's out: The earthquake damaged 1,208 schools in Mexico City. Of those, eight were completely destroyed, 378 suffered partial damage, and 822 minor damage. The federal government estimates that 475,098 students from 2,896 schools will have to be relocated: 309,813 will go to alternate schools and 165,285 to temporary classrooms. In the photo, a group of children are entertained in a refuge of the Mexican capital. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
Restoration: The recovery effort involves little things; like volunteers dedicated to cleaning books taken from the rubble. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
The injured. Some 35 patients still remain hospitalized, 11 of them in serious condition. In this photo, Mexican artist Adela Peralta Leppe, 87, who was rescued from her apartment building 38 hours after the quake. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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México Frida
The rescuers. The government deployed more than 90,000 members of the security forces. In this photo, the now famous Navy rescue dog, Frida, who helped rescue at least 52 people from the rubble. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
Demolition job. The government of Mexico City classified 500 properties as "code red", meaning that they are uninhabitable. A month after the earthquake the first list of 13 buildings to be demolished was announced. In the photograph, workers demolish a building in Navarte, Mexico City. Foto: Ap | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
Shelters still open. According to the latest figures provided by the Government of Mexico City, 43 shelters were opened, of which 13 remain active. A total of 43,673 visitors were registered, of which they 29,292 slept overnight. This photograph taken Oct 18, 2017 shows Citlali Sánchez, 32, at her home inside a shelter for 1985 earthquake survivors. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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México un mes después del terremoto
National unity: Several entertainment groups came together to organize a concert of Mexican and international artists on October 8 in the Zocalo square, in the heart of the capital. 170,000 people attended the event, according to officials. Foto: Getty Images | Univision