In pics: Mexican women show resolve in earthquake's aftermath
Frida Islas Rueda, 22-year-old student, poses for a picture near debris from a damaged building after an earthquake in Mexico City. At just 22, Islas has no recollection of the devastating 1985 earthquake that left thousands dead in Mexico City.
Wearing a hard hat and reflective vest, Lizabeth Yazmin Lopez joined in the arduous dig for survivors in Mexico City, shoveling through mounds of debris the first day after the quake.
Veronica Aguilar Naranjo embraces her 11-year-old daughter Veronica Villanueva as the look at a collapse building where people search for survivors, after an earthquake in Mexico City.
Myrna Mogul adjusts her gloves during search and rescue efforts at a collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City. In the aftermath of the Sept. 19 quake, the independent theater actress said she abandoned the stage for a different scene.
Ilya Monforte, a 40-year-old makeup artist, carries oranges for search and rescue workers at a building that collapsed from an earthquake in Mexico City. Monforte, a volunteer in charge of feeding the search and rescue team and military police at the sight following the September 19 magnitude 7.1 earthquake
Isabel Campana, 28, holds up a closed fist as a gesture to maintain silence outside a collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City. Campana said she was filming a movie when she and her crew felt the earthquake on September 19
A volunteer Abigail Carino Marin cooks for homeless people affected by the earthquake in Atzala, Mexico. Thousands of people have been left homeless because their houses or apartment buildings are uninhabitable.
Margarita De La Cruz stands inside her home that was declared condemned after it was damaged by an earthquake in Atzala, Mexico. De La Cruz was told by authorities she had to leave her home after the Sept.ember 19 quake.
Figurines of women along with the Spanish phrase "United, in solidarity, and strong," are arranged as part of a memorial that includes protest slogans at the site of a textile factory that collapsed in last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City.