People walk around a destroyed home in Okcular Village in Elazig province, Turkey, on Monday. A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey early in the morning. The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute of Turkey's Bogazici University reported that there have been 27 aftershocks and predicts more. Reuters
Emergency workers and residents work to clear rubble to reach victims in Elazig province, Turkey, on Monday following the 6.0-magnitude earthquake. DHA TV/AP
Locals sit in Okcular village in Turkey on Monday morning. A strong earthquake killed 57 villagers in a remote part of eastern Turkey before dawn on Monday, officials said, and aftershocks continued for hours after while rescuers searched for trapped survivors. People were sleeping in their mud-brick houses when the 6.0-magnitude quake struck at 4:32 am local time. Reuters
People walk through damage in Okcular village in Turkey on Monday in the aftermath of an earthquake. Reuters
In Okcular village, a woman stands on the ruins of a home after an earthquake in Eastern Turkey on Monday. Reuters
Emergency workers help with earthquake rescue efforts as local people huddle under blankets in Elazig province, Turkey, on Monday. DHA TV/AP
Rescue workers and residents remove rubble from a destroyed home in Karakocan on Monday after an earthquake struck Eastern Turkey. Omer Fansa/Anatolian News Agency/Reuters
Emergency workers and local residents work to find earthquake victims under the rubble in Elazig Province, Turkey on Monday following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the region in the early morning. DHA TV/AP
The US announced steps toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas Wednesday, but the leader of Hamas insisted the Islamic militants would not relent until their main demand of lifting an Egyptian-Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip is met.
ByIbrahim Barzak and Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.