Hundreds of Thousands Dead, Lost or Hurt

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    May 29: Bank staff work inside a temporary branch created with scaffolding poles and plastic sheeting in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan province. Many buildings in the city are considered not safe after the May 12 earthquake. May 29: A father squats on the ground among the ruins and the remaining backpacks of children killed in the May 12 earthquake at Fuxin No. 2 Primary School in Wufu, China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 29: A mother cries as she holds a photo of her daughter who was killed in an earthquake, as she stands in the ruins of the Fuxin No. 2 Primary School in Wufu, China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 29: In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Mig-26 helicopter transports rescue materials in Leigu Town, Beichuan County, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: The road linking Wenchuan County and Yingxiu Township is blocked by a landslide in Aba Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Police officers and residents look for people trapped by floodwater in Anshun, southern China's Guizhou province.

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    May 29: Japan Air Self Defense Force's C-130 transport planes are seen at JASDF's Komaki Air Base in Komaki, central Japan. China has asked Japanese soldiers to deliver earthquake relief aid in what would be the first significant military dispatch between the two countries since World War II, officials said

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    May 29: Chinese Muslims offer prayers at a mosque being used as a temporary shelter for neighbors who survived May 12 earthquake in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province. In Dujiangyan, 16 Muslims were killed and two are still missing after the quake, according to a local Muslim authority.

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    May 29: Chinese Muslims offer prayers at a mosque being used as a temporary shelter for neighbors who survived May 12 earthquake in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Chinese Muslims and neighbors have a lunch at a mosque being used as a temporary shelter for neighbors who survived May 12 earthquake in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Chinese Muslims and neighbors have a lunch at a mosque being used as a temporary shelter for neighbors who survived May 12 earthquake in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Chinese Muslims offer prayers at a mosque being used as a temporary shelter for neighbors who survived May 12 earthquake in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Schoolchildren repeat after a teacher at a class in a temporary school in a refugee camp for earthquake survivors in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: A Chinese boy eats his lunch at a refugee camp for earthquake survivors who lost their houses in the May 12 earthquake in Leigu, near the town of Beichuan, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: A Chinese soldier carries an earthquake survivor on his back at a refugee camp for earthquake survivors who lost their houses in the May 12 earthquake in Leigu, near the town of Beichuan, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Workers demolish buildings collapsed by an earthquake in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Schoolchildren walk together at a refugee camp following the May 12 earthquake in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: A man sleeps near the swelled river in Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province. Rain grounded helicopters and hampered attempts Thursday to drain an earthquake-created lake in central China that was threatening to flood disaster victims.

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    May 29: Bottles of water pile up at a refugee camp for earthquake survivors who lost their houses following the May 12 earthquake in Leigu, near the town of Beichuan, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Medical workers wash themselves after disinfecting a refugee camp for earthquake survivors who lost their houses following the May 12 earthquake in Leigu, near the town of Beichuan, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Quake victims' belongings are left at a collapsed school caused by the May 12 earthquake in Juyuan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: A man stands in the rubble of a school collapsed by the May 12 earthquake in Juyuan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: The mother of a student who died in a school that collapsed in the May 12 earthquake cries at the site in Juyuan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: Monks walk in front of a collapsed school after the May 12 earthquake in Juyuan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 29: A soldier disinfects the rubble of a school that collapsed in the May 12 earthquake in Juyuan, southwestern China's Sichuan province.

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    May 28: An earthquake survivor sits amid the rubble of a collapsed house in Renjiaping village of Beichuan County in Sichuan Province.

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    May 28: In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a landslide near the Tangjiashan earthquake-induced lake blows up dust in Beichuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

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    May 27: A teacher carries a sick student to a first aid post after the boy fell sick during a ceremony to start classes at a temporary primary school in earthquake-hit Qingchuan County, in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

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    May 28: Soldiers clean up the rubble from a collapsed building in Renjiaping village of Beichuan County in China's Sichuan Province.

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    May 28: A Chinese refugee and his young son carry their belongings as they exit the town of Beichuan and walk past Chinese soldiers preparing to enter the city in Beichuan County of China's Sichuan province. More than 150,000 people have been evacuated and dozens of villages emptied in case the newly formed Tangjiashan lake, located about 2 miles above the devastated town of Beichuan, bursts before soldiers and engineers can drain it.

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    May 28: A woman crosses an earthquake-damaged bridge in Hanwang town in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 27: Chinese authorities detonate explosives in an attempt to bring down buildings which were badly damaged in the town of Yingxiu in Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan province. The number of deaths from the quake has climbed further toward an expected toll of 80,000 or more. The Cabinet said Tuesday that 67,183 people were confirmed killed, up by about 2,000 from a day earlier, and 20,790 were sill missing.

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    May 27: A Chinese man carries a mattress he removed from a destroyed apartment in Yingxiu in Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 27: People take shelter from the wind and dust of a military helicopter that arrived to bring aid supplies to Yingxiu in Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 27: Chinese rescue workers march in single file as they walk through the devastated downtown area of Yingxiu in Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan province while searching for bodies in the rubble.

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    May 27: Chinese rescue workers rest on the ground after working long days searching for the bodies of earthquake victims in Yingxiu in Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 27: Chinese rescue workers line up to leave the area for their safety as authorities prepare to destroy earthquake damaged buildings using explosives and construction equipment in Yingxiu in Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 27: A statue of Jesus is half buried in the rubble at a collapsed church in Mianzhu, Sichuan province.

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    May 27: Earthquake survivors rest as they look for their belongings in Hanwang town, Sichuan province.

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    May 27: A relative cries as others hold a banner saying as 'Return my son's ashes' at an temporary reception of the local education bureau in Mianzhu, Sichuan province.

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    May 27: Relatives of victims of Dongqi Secondary School in Hanwang, where more than 200 were killed out of 890 students, look at photos of more then 70 unidentified corpses posted at the reception point for the school in Mianzhu, Sichuan province.

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    May 27: Paratroopers prevent workers of Dongfang Turbine from going in the damaged housing complex to take out their belongings in Hanwang town, Sichuan province.

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    May 22: Earthquake survivors sleep at the Jiuzhou sports stadium in Mianyang, in China's southwest Sichuan province. More than 20,000 survivors of last week's earthquake are being housed at the stadium.

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    May 22: Soldiers run to a helicopter to unload aid supplies for survivors of last week's earthquake at Songlin village in Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 22: Earthquake survivors collect supplies after they were unloaded from a helicopter at Songlin village in Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 22: Chinese policemen wearing protective suits walk through the earthquake-hit town of Beichuan, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 22: Earthquake survivors recover in a temporary ward set up on the grounds of a hospital in Deyang, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 22: Chinese earthquake survivors make their way through a neighborhood, destroyed by last week's earthquake in Hanwang town of China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 22: A woman, left, cries as she consoles a relative who survived the earthquake from the devastated Wenchuan county after they airlifted at the Phoenix airbase in Chengdu in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Two Chinese students who survived last week's quake cry while holding a ‘Harry Potter’ book belonging to a victim at a collapsed school in Beichuan, China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Parents hold photos of their children during a memorial service for students killed in last week's earthquake at a primary school in Mianzhu, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Parents hold photos of their children during a memorial service for students killed in last week's earthquake at a primary school in Mianzhu, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Parents hold photos of their children during a memorial service for students killed in last week's earthquake at a primary school in Mianzhu, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Qiao Xin, an earthquake survivor, cries as she looks at her collapsed school in Beichuan in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A man hangs a photo of his son at a shrine for the student victims of last week's earthquake at a primary school in Mianzhu, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A Chinese girl, left, looks at photos in a dictionary recovered from a collapsed school in Beichuan in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A Chinese girl collects textbooks belong to earthquake victims on a collapsed school in Beichuan, China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Medical personnel pay their condolences to earthquake victims as a collapsed school is demolished in Beichuan, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A medical staff ties white ribbons on a fence to mourn the earthquake victims as a heavy machine demolishes a collapsed school in Beichuan, China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A young man holds a Chinese national flag in the wind at Tiananmen Square on the third and final day of national mourning for the victims of last week's devastating earthquake, in Beijing, China.

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    May 21: South Korean students put flowers on a board with pictures of victims of China's earthquake during a ceremony to honor the victims in Busan, south of Seoul, South Korea.

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    May 21: A pair of boots are seen on a cracked sidewalk following last week's earthquake in the town of Hanwang, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a girl wearing a mask walks in the quake-hit Nanba Township of Pingwu County, southwest China's Sichuan province. The health and epidemic prevention workers in Township have evolved a comprehensive anti-epidemics operation.

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    May 21: In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, an epidemic-prevention soldier sprays disinfectants at a primary school before students resume study at the school in Zundao Township of Mianzhu city, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 21: In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, medical staff give physical examinations to students before they resume study at a school in Zundao Township of Mianzhu city, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Residents collect their belongings from earthquake-damaged houses at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: An elderly man rests near tents at a camp for earthquake evacuees in Anxian, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Residents search for belongings from their earthquake-damaged houses at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A large crowd shouts ‘Long Live China’ at Tiananmen Square following a moment of silence on the third and final day of national mourning for the victims of last week's devastating earthquake.

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    May 21: A man carries a tent on his back as he evacuates from Beichuan, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A member of a South Korean rescue team uses a sniffer dog to search for bodies in the ruins of a sewage treatment plant at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Members of a South Korean rescue team search for bodies in the ruins of a sewage treatment plant at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A medical staff member disinfects the area near a collapsed school following last week's powerful quake in Beichuan, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Workers stand near the ruins of a fertilizer factory at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A medical staff member disinfects the area surrounding a collapsed school in Beichuan, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Workers walk past the ruins of the Hongda Group Ltd. chemical factory at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Pedestrians are seen through iron wire from the ruins of collapsed buildings following last week's earthquake in Mianzhu, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Earthquake survivors carry a bucket of water to a temporary tent after they lost their house in last week's earthquake in Hanwang town in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A man looks for personal items among the ruins of his collapsed house following last week's earthquake in Hanwang town in Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Workers walk past the ruins of the Hongda Group Ltd. chemical factory at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Workers prepare to load sacks of fertilizer onto a truck from a damaged warehouse at the Hongda Group Ltd. chemical factory at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A man carries wood past soldiers taking a break from recovery work in the earthquake-hit town of Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A resident walks past earthquake-damaged houses at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: A woman sits on a couch between tents at a camp set up for residents whose homes were destroyed in last week's earthquake at Hongbai, Shifang county, in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Soldiers clean a road of pieces of broken glass next to collapsed buildings following last week's earthquake in Hanwang town in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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    May 21: Students smile in a new aseismic classroom of Zundao Primary School in Mianzhu of south China's Guangdong province. China's first aseismic primary school started classes Wednesday.

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    May 21: Soldiers deliver schoolbags to pupils at the new aseismic Zundao Primary School in Mianzhu of south China's Guangdong province.

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