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PHOTOS: Boulder nearly wipes out Italian farmhouse

Monday - 2/3/2014, 5:20pm  ET

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A huge boulder missed a farm house by less than a meter, destroying the barnand stopped in the vineyard, while a second giant boulder, which detached during the same landslide stopped next to the house in Northern Italy's Ronchi di Termeno on Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Hell, Tareom.com)
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ROME (AP) -- A huge boulder unleashed by a landslide in northern Italy narrowly missed a farmhouse, destroyed a barn and came to a stop in vineyards.

A second boulder stopped just feet (about a meter) behind the traditional stone farmhouse in the rocky region of Alto-Adige.

The surreal sight was captured in a series of dramatic photographs. Nobody was injured in the tumble from mountains overlooking the village of Ronchi di Termeno. Some other boulders from the Jan. 21 landslide blocked roads.


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