One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
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Anniversary of devastating China earthquake

One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
On the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed or left missing 90,000 residents in China’s Sichuan province, people gather by a marble monument marking the epicenter in Wenchuan in southwest Sichuan. (Zhou Chao / EPA)
One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
A Chinese man grieves for his child who was killed when the Beichuan middle school collapsed during the 2008 earthquake in Beichuan, southwestern China’s Sichuan province. Survivors of last year’s devastating earthquake trekked into the ruined town of Beichuan today for anniversary commemorations of the tragedy that left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing and 5 million homeless. (Ng Han Guan / Associated Press)
One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
An earthquake survivor cries as she mourns her relatives who died during the Sichuan quake of May 12, 2008 at 2:28 p.m. (Wu Hong / EPA)
One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
Chinese parents weep near the ruins of Beichuan middle school during the one-year anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake that caused the school to collapse, killing an estimated 1,000 students and teachers. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
Thousands of people pack the road to the devastated town of Beichuan, which was destroyed in the May 12, 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Authorities had largely kept Beichuan closed due to the vast destruction wreaked by the earthquake, but on the first anniversary they allowed former residents and visitors to reenter and mourn their dead. (Peter Parks / AFP / Getty Images)
One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
Parents and other mourners weep openly at the Beichuan middle school site where collapsed buildings killed an estimated 1,000 students and teachers a year ago today in the Sichuan quake. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
Mourners gather in the devastated town of Beichuan on the first anniversary of the Sichuan quake. (Peter Parks / AFP / Getty Images)
One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
Mourners wander through the rubble left in Beichuan, China, on the first anniversary of the Sichuan quake. (Peter Parks / AFP / Getty Images)
One-year anniversary of devastating China earthquake
A father cries for his lost son near the ruins of the Beichuan middle school. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
China quake anniversary
Amid the ruins of Beichuan County, a Buddhist prays Monday for the victims of the May 12, 2008, earthquake that struck China’s Sichuan province. Many commemoration activities were held to mark the first anniversary of the devastating quake, which left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
China earthquake anniversary
Relatives of earthquake victims mourn in Mianyang in China’s Sichuan Province on Sunday. The area was devastated by a 7.9 magnitude quake on May 12, 2008. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
China earthquake anniversary
Grandma Zhu, whose grandson was killed in last year’s earthquake, nuzzles three kitten outside her house in Yingxiu in Wenchuan County. She says she still burns paper offerings from time to time when she misses the boy. (Zhou Chao / EPA)
China earthquake anniversary
A year after being photographed amid the rubble of his town of Shifang, a boy beams from his new school, built to replace the one lost in the earthquake. (AFP / Getty Images)
China quake anniversary
A girl who injured her arm, left, in the May 12, 2008, quake is now helping with the laundry at a makeshift camp for survivors. (AFP / Getty Images)
China earthquake anniversary
A year ago, a young girl visits the grave of a loved one killed in the devastating earthquake that struck China’s Sechuan Province. Now she attends a new school. (AFP / Getty Images)
China earthquake anniversary
Survivors in Beichuan County burn offerings to mourn their relatives killed in the Sichuan earthquake. (Wu Hong / EPA)
China earthquake anniversary
The relative of an earthquake victim weeps in the ruins in Mianyang in Sichuan Province as survivors remembered the thousands killed in last year’s massive quake. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
China earthquake anniversary
Buildings damaged beyond repair in last year’s 7.9 magnitude quake still stand, unsteadily, in Mianyang in Sichuan Province, China. (Feng Li / Getty Images)
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