A family allows their campfire to go out after spending the night on the top of this hill on the outskirts of Illapel, Chile, early Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile slept outside after a powerful earthquake late Wednesday destroyed their homes, forced more than 1 million to evacuate and killed at least eight people in the quake-prone South American nation.
A family allows their campfire to go out after spending the night on the top of this hill on the outskirts of Illapel, Chile, early Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile slept outside after a powerful earthquake late Wednesday destroyed their homes, forced more than 1 million to evacuate and killed at least eight people in the quake-prone South American nation. Luis Hidalgo AP
A family allows their campfire to go out after spending the night on the top of this hill on the outskirts of Illapel, Chile, early Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile slept outside after a powerful earthquake late Wednesday destroyed their homes, forced more than 1 million to evacuate and killed at least eight people in the quake-prone South American nation. Luis Hidalgo AP

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