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Earthquake in China

Day In Photos
Soldiers take cover as a helicopter delivers supplies to drain the Tangjiashan mountain “quake lake” in Beichuan County, China. China plans to evacuate 100,000 people threatened by the swelling lake formed by the recent earthquake. China’s Water Ministry has said 69 dams were in danger of bursting. (China Photos / Getty Images)
Wednesday: The Day In Photos
A woman crosses a bridge damaged by the May 12 earthquake in Hanwang, China. (Oded Balilty / Associated Press)
Wednesday: The Day In Photos
People walk in a flooded market in Anshun, in south China’s Guizhou province. Eighteen people have died in flooding in the province since Sunday. (Associated Press)
Wednesday: The Day In Photos
Children play table tennis on a makeshift table at a refugee camp for earthquake survivors at Wenchuan County, China. (Associated Press)
Monday: The Day In Photos, China Earthquake
Chinese rescue workers rest after searching for the bodies of earthquake victims in Yingxiu, China. (David Guttenfelder / Associated Press)
Satellite
This combo of handout images provided by Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO) on May 27, 2008 shows before and after photos of a swelling lake created near the epicenter of the devastating Sichuan earthquake, caused by a landslide that blocked the Jian river in Beichuan county. The top image was taken on May 14, 2006 and the second one taken on May 22, 2008, ten days after the 7.9 magnitude quake hit the region on May 12, 2008 and blocked the river. (Taiwan National Space Organization)
Slide
In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, the Tangjiashan quake lake formed by the landslide following the May 12 earthquake near Beichuan County in southwest China’s Sichuan Province is seen on Monday, May 26, 2008. Chinese officials rushed Tuesday to evacuate another 80,000 people in the path of potential floodwaters building up behind a quake-spawned dam as soldiers carved a channel to try to drain away the threat. (Zhu Wei / Xinhua)
Rescue
Chinese rescue workers line up to leave the area for they 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 Tuesday, May 27, 2008. (David Guttenfelder / Associated Press)
Demolition
Chinese authorities detonate explosives to try to bring down buildings which were badly damaged in the town of Yingxiu in Wenchuan County of southwest China’s Sichuan Province Tuesday, May 27, 2008. (David Guttenfelder / Associated Press)
Food
Earthquake survivor line up for food in a refugee camp, after losing their homes in May 12 earthquake at Xiaoba town in Anxian county, southwestern China’s Sichuan Province Tuesday, May 27, 2008. (Oded Balilty / Associated Press)
Boulder
A truck runs past a giant boulder caused by the earthquake at Leigu Township on May 26, 2008 in Beichuan County of Sichuan Province, China. (China Photos / Getty Images)
Water
An earthquake victim carries water back to is tent in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Rubble
Homeless earthquake victims pull bricks out of the rubble to use as flooring inside their tents in Dujiangyan. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Scene
Zheng Rongchong grieves for her daughter Liu Wenbo, 10, who was among as many as 129 students killed in the collapse of Fuxin No. 2 Elementary School. Audio Slide Show >>> (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China earthquake, Sichuan
People light candles in memory of earthquake victims at the People’s Square in Chengdu, Sichuan province. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Rubble
Chinese soldiers clear rubble in the earthquake-hit township of Hanwang in Mianzhu city, north of Chengdu in Sichuan province. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Survivor
An earthquake survivor delicately folds what clothes he can find from his destroyed home in the quake-hit township of Hanwang in Mianzhu city, north of Chengdu in Sichuan province. In addition to problems associated with a reported 5 million homeless, the emotional scares, the invisible ones, can last much longer as a nation tries to dig itself out and deal with the trauma of loss. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Store
Earthquake survivors retrieve belongings from a shop and place them into a truck in the quake-hit township of Hanwang in Mianzhu city, north of Chengdu in Sichuan province. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Sitting
Sitting on a wooden chair in a pile of rubble, an earthquake survivor spends his time looking at his damaged home across the street in the township of Hanwang in Sichuan province. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Debris
A man observes a moment of silence in the earthquake-hit township of Hanwang during the nation’s official mourning period. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Reading
Earthquake survivors read a book together in an evacuee tent center in the township of Hanwang. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Flowers
People place flowers and light candles in memory of earthquake victims at the People’s Square in Chengdu, Sichuan province. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
March
People chant national slogans to keep the country strong at the People’s Square in Chengdu, Sichuan province. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Candles
People hold candles in memory of earthquake victims at the People’s Square in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Streets were eerily empty as many shops shut their doors in response to a government call for three days of public mourning. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Candles
A mourner leaves a candle in memory of earthquake victims at the People’s Square in Chengdu, Sichuan province. Streets were eerily empty as many shops shut their doors in response to a government call for three days of public mourning. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Sleeping
Those left homeless by the earthquake sleep in People’s Square in Chengdu. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Homeless
Residents choose to sleep outside in the main square in Chengdu, China. Many residents left their homes after new warnings of possible strong aftershocks. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Maternity hospital
A maternity hospital has set up a tent camp in the middle of a busy intersection in downtown Chengdu as a safety measure. Warnings of severe aftershocks for the next few days have forced many to camp out in the streets of downtown Chengdu, fearing that weakened buildings may collapse from more tremors. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Nurses
Exhausted nurses sleep in a parked bus where a maternity hospital set up a tent camp in the middle of a busy intersection in downtown Chengdu. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Photos
Photos of injured earthquake victims are posted at a downtown hospital in Chengdu, China, so their families can find them. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Qiang
Wu Guangfen, 65,and Deng Jiacheng, 68, married for 40 years, were forced to leave their small village for the first time in their lives by the earthquake. They are seeking shelter at the stadium in Mianyan. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
Chinese soldiers observe three minutes of silence Monday in the rubble of a school in earthquake-hit Beichuan County, Sichuan province. From tent cities in Sichuan province to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, sirens wailed and millions of people stood to mourn the tens of thousands who died in last week’s earthquake. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
A Chinese soldier observes three minutes of silence in the rubble of a school in earthquake-hit Beichuan County, Sichuan province. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
Chinese mourners show their support by cheering for the Sichuan earthquake victims on Monday in Beijing. Three days of national mourning began in China on Sunday. (Adam Pretty / Getty Images)
China Earthquake
People in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, observe three minutes of silence in remembrance of the Sichuan earthquake victims. China began a three-day period of national mourning Sunday to show respect for the more than 34,000 killed and 200,000 injured by the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit May 12. (Oliver Weiken / EPA)
China Earthquake
People in Chengdu hold hands as an alarm sounds at 2:28 p.m. local time, exactly a week after the moment that the earthquake struck China’s Sichuan Province. (Getty Images)
China Earthquake
Mothers carry photos of their daughters who died when the Juyuan Middle School near Dujiangyan was destroyed in the devastating earthquake. It is estimated that about 900 pupils died in the school. (Peter Parks / AFP/Getty Images)
China Earthquake
A woman takes part in three minutes of silence for Sichuan earthquake victims Monday in Shanghai. To mark the country’s largest natural disaster in more than 30 years, the Chinese government declared a three-day mourning period beginning Sunday. Movie theaters were closed. Television stations canceled most entertainment programs, and movie networks such as HBO and Cinemax were blacked out. The Olympic torch relay was suspended until Wednesday. Flags flew at half-staff. (Associated Press)
China Earthquake
A woman cries as people gather at a ceremony at the remains of the Juyuan Middle School near Dujiangyan. The school was destroyed in the devastating earthquake, and an estimated 900 pupils died. (Peter Parks / AFP/Getty Images)
China Earthquake
An earthquake survivor leads family members to the building where her child died. Ten of their relatives were killed in the earthquake that struck Sichuan province in China on May 12. Thousands of people remain buried in collapsed buildings from the 7.9 quake, the nation’s worst natural disaster in three decades. The government has raised the death toll to more than 67,000. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
Earthquake survivors mourn the deaths of 10 family members who were killed in the Chinese earthquake. Thousands of people remain buried in collapsed buildings from the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck May 12. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
Earthquake survivors grieve in front of the school where the woman on the right says her daughter died. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
Search and rescue workers sift through rubble in Beichuan County, China. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
Chinese soldiers retrieve a body from the rubble in Beichuan, China, and bring it to be buried in a mass grave. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
A survivor retrieves her belongings from the rubble in Shifang in Sichuan province. (Andrew Wong / Getty Images)
Nurses
At the 903 Hospital in Jianguyo, China, doctors and nurses are overwhelmed by the devastation caused by the earthquake. They work around the clock to serve the influx of victims in addition to their everyday patients. Because the hospital building is no longer safe to be occupied, it has became somewhat of an open-air facility, with most of the patients living outside. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Surgery
Doctors and nurses tend to an injured victim at 903 Hospital in Jianguyo, China, where care is being provided outdoors because the hospital building is not safe to occupy. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Bed
An earthquake victim is moved at the outdoor facilities of the 903 Hospital in Jianguyo, China, Friday. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Treadmill
Treadmills have become beds for earthquake victims at the Jiuzhou Stadium in Mianyang, China. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Girls
Earthquake victims lie beneath canopies made from blankets Friday at 903 Hospital in Jianguyo, China, where care is being provided outdoors because the hospital building was damaged in the quake and is unsafe. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Hurt
A young earthquake victim with a broken leg watches a woman having her head stitched at the 903 Hospital in Jianguyo, China. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Crowded
Thousands of earthquake victims are camped out at the Jiuzhou Stadium in Mianyang, China, on Friday. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Boy
An injured child is comforted by his parents in his hospital bed at the 903 Hospital in Jianguyo, China, on Friday. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Four-year-old earthquake victim Zhang Jingi is comforted by his mother, Yang Baozhi, at a hospital in Jianguyo.
Four-year-old earthquake victim Zhang Jingi is comforted by his mother, Yang Baozhi, at a hospital in Jianguyo. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Comfort
A young earthquake victim grimaces in pain Friday as doctors at the 903 Hospital examine his hand after fingers were amputated. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
List
Family members look for lost loved ones on lists at the evacuee center of Jiuzhou Stadium in Mianyang, China, on Friday. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
China Earthquake
Fatigue shows on faces of earthquake survivors as they wait to get on a truck at the Zipingpu Dam near Dujiangyan. (Vincent Yu / Associated Press)
China Earthquake
A man is rescued from the debris of a collapsed building 97 hours after Monday’s earthquake in Beichuan County. (Li Xiaoguo / Associated Press)
China Earthquake
Residents run for safety as an aftershock hit the earthquake damaged town of Beichuan. (Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images)
China Earthquake
A family cries after their mother’s dead body was found near the rubble of a collapsed building in Dujiangyan. Friday, May 16, 2008. (Vincent Yu / Associated Press)
China Earthquake
Rescue workers search for survivors near the epicenter of Monday’s quake in Yingxiu. A strong aftershock sparked landslides Friday near the epicenter of this week’s powerful earthquake, burying vehicles and again cutting off ravaged areas of central China. (Ng Han Guan / Associated Press)
China Earthquake
Exhausted rescue workers sleep on damaged pavement in Beichuan. (Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images)
China Earthquake
Chinese soldiers transfer earthquake relief supplies to boats at the Zipingba dam. (Guang Niu / Getty Images)
China Earthquake
A Chinese medical worker sprays disinfectant at a collapsed building in Shifang. (AFP / Getty Images)
China Earthquake
Chinese soldiers uses a trolley to transfer an elderly woman in Beichuan county. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)
China Earthquake
Earthquake survivors sit in a truck as they await evacuation from Beichuan, one of the areas hit hardest by the earthquake. (Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images)
China Earthquake
Earthquake survivors look at lists of missing persons at the local sports stadium in Mianyang City, where more than 10,000 people have taken refuge. (Peter Parks / AFP/Getty Images)
China Earthquake
A mother feeds her child at the Jiuzhou Stadium in Mianyang. (Getty Images)
China Earthquake
Earthquake survivors look through a pile of donated clothes at Jiuzhou Stadium in Mianyang. (Peter Parks / AFP/Getty Images)
China Earthquake
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao comforts an earthquake survivors in Qingchuan County. (AFP / Getty Images)
A grim search continues
Li Wenquan, left, and wife Wang Tingting wait to learn the fate of their son, one of hundreds of students buried in rubble three days after the collapse of Dongqi Middle School in Hanwang, China. Authorities said the death toll from the magnitude 7.9 earthquake might reach 50,000. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
A grim search continues
Family members wait as the bodies of students are pulled from the site of Dongqi Middle School in Hanwang, China. About 300 of the 600 students who were in the four-story school building when it collapsed in the earthquake are buried in the rubble. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
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