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Sleepless In Iran: After Latest Earthquake, Tehranis Brave The Cold

A 5..2-magnitude earthquake struck near the Iranian capital, Tehran, late on December 20, killing one person and injuring nearly 100 more despite causing only minor damage. But tens of thousands of people spent the night outside, bracing for aftershocks.
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In Tehran and other cities and towns, the quake sent panicked residents into the streets and parks.
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In Tehran and other cities and towns, the quake sent panicked residents into the streets and parks.

Authorities asked residents to remain calm but said to be prepared for possible aftershocks.
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Authorities asked residents to remain calm but said to be prepared for possible aftershocks.

Some residents set up tents to spend the night outside and lit fires.
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Some residents set up tents to spend the night outside and lit fires.

Gasoline purchases in the six hours after the earthquake reached 10 million liters, more than double the average full-day sales even though it was the middle of the night, the national fuel distributor said.
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Gasoline purchases in the six hours after the earthquake reached 10 million liters, more than double the average full-day sales even though it was the middle of the night, the national fuel distributor said.

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