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HUNT FOR QUAKE SURVIVORS SLOWS AS RECOVERY BEGINS

Thousands of police and soldiers patrolled earthquake-battered districts of Athens on Friday trying to ease worries of looting and help persuade homeless crowds to take shelter in government-run tent camps.

The expanded security force was another clear sign of a shift from hunting for survivors to the rebuilding ahead after Tuesday's powerful earthquake, which has claimed at least 101 lives.

More than two dozen people were still missing -- most in the densely packed rubble of a kitchen products factory -- and rescuers listened in vain for any hint of life.

An international team of weary rescuers narrowed down the round-the-clock searches to six sites that might still contain survivors.

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