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Boulder nearly wipes out Italian farmhouse

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  • A huge boulder is seen after it missed a farm house by less than a yard, destroying the barn, and stopped in the vineyard, while the second giant boulder, at left, which detached during the same landslide on Jan. 21, stopped next to the house.

      A huge boulder is seen after it missed a farm house by less than a yard, destroying the barn, and stopped in the vineyard, while the second giant boulder, at left, which detached during the same landslide on Jan. 21, stopped next to the house.
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  • A huge boulder rests in a field after it missed a farm house by less than a yard, destroying the barn.

      A huge boulder rests in a field after it missed a farm house by less than a yard, destroying the barn.
    Associated Press

 
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ROME -- 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 behind the traditional stone farmhouse in the rocky region of Alto-Adige.

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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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