Amatrice has become a mausoleum

Updated 1512 GMT (2312 HKT) August 27, 2016

Amatrice, Italy (CNN)The summer sun beats brightly down on the streets of the picturesque Italian mountain town, but the people who walk them are not on holiday. Amatrice has become a mausoleum.

An emergency responder passes by the rubble of the building in Amatrice where Roberto Partenza and his family lived before the earthquake struck in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, August 24.Emergency crews huddle near the iconic Amatrice clock tower still standing amid the rubble. The frozen hands of the clock rest at the time of the earthquake: 3:36 a.m. local time.Pieroni Pietro, a volunteer with the Civil Hospital Protection Service poses in a volunteer camp in Amatrice. Pietro is part of a unit that trains canines to locate people who are buried by rubble in earthquakes. A K-9 rescue crew regroups outside of the red zone in Amatrice.The destroyed interior of a home is seen in Amatrice.A poster for the 50th anniversary of Amatrices famous pasta festival, set to take place the weekend following the earthquake, remains on the perimeter of a park now occupied by emergency response volunteers.An camp for emergency volunteers is erected in a park in Amatrice.Three days on, various emergency response groups congregate in an open area in Amatrice. Rescuers were initially hindered by the lack of access to the mountain town.A view of the tent camp set up by the Civil Protection Agency in the Abruzzo region as temporary housing for displaced residents from the mountain commune of Accumoli.AnnaMaria Volpetti, 52, stands at the entrance of the tent where she and her family have sought refuge after their ancestral holiday home was ruined in Accumoli.The destroyed convent of Amatrice is visible from the Italian Red Cross field headquarters in Amatrice. A rescue worker naps in the shade near provisions of bottled water at the field headquarters of the Italian Red Cross in Amatrice.The gated doorframe of a home is the only part of it that remains standing.Emergency personnel survey a cordoned-off area in the center of Amatrice. Much of the town is now inaccessible to everyone but authorities.Cars caked in a layer of thick debris dust are parked in central Amatrice.Rescuers congregate in the shade near a temporary camp under construction for residents displaced by the earthquake in Amatrice.A neat fracture line in the pavement is a telling sign of the earths violent movement below the streets of Amatrice.shattered vistas 01ItalyEarthquake_selects-01ItalyEarthquake_alts-12ItalyEarthquake_alts-09ItalyEarthquake_selects-05ItalyEarthquake_alts-13ItalyEarthquake_alts-18ItalyEarthquake_selects-09ItalyEarthquake_selects-12ItalyEarthquake_selects-13ItalyEarthquake_alts-16ItalyEarthquake_alts-17ItalyEarthquake_selects-07ItalyEarthquake_selects-03ItalyEarthquake_alts-15ItalyEarthquake_alts-08ItalyEarthquake_selects-16