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Candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital marks 1 month since quake that killed nearly 8,700 people

  • Nepalese boys who have lost their mother by the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake one month ago perform a ritual near their house in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, May 25, 2015. Two powerful earthquakes devastated Nepal on April 25 and May 12, killing nearly 8,700 people and injuring 16,800 others. The quakes and aftershocks also triggered many landslides in the Himalayan nation, which boasts eight of the world's highest mountains gets about half a million tourists every year, with many coming to trek the Himalayan nation's scenic mountain trails. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepalese boys who have lost their mother by the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake one month ago perform a ritual near their house in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, May 25, 2015. Two powerful earthquakes devastated Nepal on April 25 and May 12, killing nearly 8,700 people and injuring 16,800 others. The quakes and aftershocks also triggered many landslides in the Himalayan nation, which boasts eight of the world's highest mountains gets about half a million tourists every year, with many coming to trek the Himalayan nation's scenic mountain trails. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nepalese people walk across the damaged temple area one month after the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, May 25, 2015. Two powerful earthquakes devastated Nepal on April 25 and May 12, killing nearly 8,700 people and injuring 16,800 others. The quakes and aftershocks also triggered many landslides in the Himalayan nation, which boasts eight of the world's highest mountains gets about half a million tourists every year, with many coming to trek the Himalayan nation's scenic mountain trails. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepalese people walk across the damaged temple area one month after the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, May 25, 2015. Two powerful earthquakes devastated Nepal on April 25 and May 12, killing nearly 8,700 people and injuring 16,800 others. The quakes and aftershocks also triggered many landslides in the Himalayan nation, which boasts eight of the world's highest mountains gets about half a million tourists every year, with many coming to trek the Himalayan nation's scenic mountain trails. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Nepalese man looks at his damaged house in Bhaktapur, 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, one month after the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Two powerful earthquakes devastated Nepal on April 25 and May 12, killing nearly 8,700 people and injuring 16,800 others. The quakes and aftershocks also triggered many landslides in the Himalayan nation, which boasts eight of the world's highest mountains gets about half a million tourists every year, with many coming to trek the Himalayan nation's scenic mountain trails. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

    A Nepalese man looks at his damaged house in Bhaktapur, 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) east of Kathmandu, one month after the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Two powerful earthquakes devastated Nepal on April 25 and May 12, killing nearly 8,700 people and injuring 16,800 others. The quakes and aftershocks also triggered many landslides in the Himalayan nation, which boasts eight of the world's highest mountains gets about half a million tourists every year, with many coming to trek the Himalayan nation's scenic mountain trails. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of people have held a candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions.

About 200 people gathered in the heart of Kathmandu on Monday evening to remember the dead.

In the afternoon about 400 people held hands to form a human chain around the site where Dharahara tower once stood. The collapse of the historic tower crushed at least five dozen people.

The 7.8-magnitude temblor on April 25 and another powerful quake on May 12 together killed nearly 8,700 people and injured 16,800 others.