One nuclear plant is now stabilized—and, miraculously, a woman and her grandson were found alive after nine days in the rubble.
A new leader is required in the new year to dig out from the rubble of the Obamacare disaster.
Any glitches in the arrangements were easy to forgive against a backdrop of rubble.
How to help those people once they are out of the rubble, however, remains a challenge that Chile is far better equipped for.
But instead of finding bricks and metal in the rubble, he found his 11-year-old neighbor's remains.
The surface of the soil, near the river, was a loose sand or rubble.
Into it he dropped the ring, covering it again with all the leafy "rubble and wreck" of the wood.
He grabbed a free metal strut that still vibrated in the rubble, and jammed it between the slab and the beam it lay on.
Where there had been shops and hotels, there were now heaps of rubble and calcined bricks.
It was composed of chalk, rag-stone, and rubble, exactly resembling the walls of the church.