Far from the tent washing family cloths in a little river.
On 26 Dec of 2003 at 4:40 am a powerful earthquake struck southeastern Iran and flattened Bam. Killing over 70,000 people, injured 20,000, left 60,000 homeless and destroyed much of the city of Bam. The USGS National Earthquake information center reported a magnitude of 6.6 for the quake, which was located just southwest of the city. About 60 percent of the buildings in Bam were destroyed. The old quarter and a 2,000-year-old citadel (severely damaged by the earthquake) were built primarily of mud brick.
Photo by Pooyan Tabatabaei, Toronto - CANADA.