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
Before his late-night Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis called a group of mostly Christian refugees, telling them, 'You're like Jesus on this night,' forced to flee because there was no place for them.
ByNicole Winfield, Associated Press
Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants.