A woman pays tribute at a funeral in L’Aquila for victims of Monday’s earthquake in central Italy. The death toll from the magnitude 6.3 quake has climbed to 289. (Antonio Calanni / Associated Press)
Mourners pray before the 205 coffins covered by flowers and photos of the dead, laid out on the parade ground of a police academy in the mountain city of LAquila in central Italy. (Carlo Ferraro / European Pressphoto Agency)
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of State, blesses the coffins of the earthquake victims during the state funeral in L’Aquila in Italy. (Marco Di Lauro / Getty Images)
A relative offers a toy in tribute to a young quake victim during the state funeral in L’Aquila, Italy. Small white caskets with the bodies of children lay on their parents coffins, some with a favorite toy placed on top. The youngest victim was a 5-month-old boy, killed along with his mother. (Andreas Solaro / AFP/Getty Images)
A mourner is overcome with grief at Italy’s state funeral for victims of Monday’s quake. Flags flew at half staff on a national day of mourning. Shops lowered their shutters, airports stopped takeoffs for a minutes silence and traffic wardens removed their bright jackets. (Andreas Solaro / AFP/Getty Images)
Wedding photos lie amid the remains of a building that collapsed in the earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said the death toll in central Italy’s quake had risen to 260, including 16 children. (Filippo Monteforte / AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers in the village of Onna stand amid the rubble after a violent earthquake in central Italy the day before that killed more than 200 people and left thousands homeless.
Firefighters help a survivor recover personal belongings in Onna. Rescue workers in the mountainous region of Abruzzo continued the search for people buried in the rubble of buildings that in some cases had stood fast since medieval times.
The view from a helicopter shows quake damage to the village of Onna, in the province of L’Aquila. A violent earthquake jolted central Italy, killing more than 150 people and injuring 1,500 as buildings and homes in the walled medieval town of L’Aquila were reduced to rubble.
A youth, left, leaves L’Aquila as rescuers and local people search through the rubble of a house. Thousands of people were left homeless after the powerful temblor knocked residents out of their beds about 3:30 a.m.
Homes such as this one in the village of Castelnuovo in central Italy were reduced to rubble. The quake’s epicenter was near L’Aquila, about 75 miles from Rome, but neighboring towns have also been hit.