Via BBC News: Iran steps up relief efforts after Saturday's quakes. Excerpt:
Iran has raised the death toll from Saturday's twin quakes in the north-west to 306 people killed, after calling off the search for survivors and stepping up the relief effort.
Iran's Red Crescent has taken over a sports stadium and provided 6,000 tents to some 16,000 people left homeless.
Authorities say the search-and-rescue operations have ended because most residents are accounted for.
But reports suggest some are still missing and others badly need aid.
The first, 6.4-magnitude quake struck at 17:23 local time (12:23 GMT) on Saturday north-east of the city of Tabriz, said the US Geological Survey, with the second 6.3 tremor striking in the same area only 11 minutes later.
Heath Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi told parliament the number jumped by about 50 after victims died in hospital and some of those killed were buried by their families before officials arrived at the scene.
More than 3,000 people were injured, he added.
State television reported some 20 villages in the mountainous region were totally destroyed, while hundreds have been damaged.
"The moment the earthquake hit, it was like a snake biting from underground. It was the worst experience of my life," Morteza Javid, 47, from Ahar told the Associated Press news agency.
The region experiences harsh winters, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered reconstruction to begin immediately, with the government promising to allocate funds to rebuild homes.
Two days of mourning have been declared in the region.