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Hope in Hell
DECEMBER 2005
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Getting Up Again


"God willing, the Citadel of Bam will be rebuilt," says Enaietollah Afcharipoor, who still guards the 2,000-year-old fortress—the world's largest mud citadel—that crumbled during an earthquake in the early hours of December 26, 2003. Registering 6.6, the quake took only seconds to destroy the monument and four-fifths of the traditional mud-and-brick buildings in the ancient city.

Explore the ruins in the 360-degree panoramic image above.


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