Two strong earthquakes leveled villages and damaged homes in northwest Iran on Saturday. At least 250 people were reported killed, and more than 2,000 were injured.
Aug. 12, 2012 Relatives mourn over the bodies that were recovered in the earthquake-stricken village of Varzaqan, near Ahar, in East Azerbaijan province. Iran's government faced criticism from lawmakers and the public Monday over its handling of relief efforts after two large earthquakes killed 300 people and injured thousands in the northwest of the country. Reuters Buy Photo