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April 23, 2013
China rushes relief after Sichuan quake

Saturday's earthquake in China's Sichuan province, measured by China's earthquake administration at magnitude 7.0 and by the U.S. Geological Survey at 6.6, killed at least 192 people, injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing, mostly in the rural communities around Ya'an city.

The temblor struck along the same fault line where a devastating quake to the north killed more than 90,000 people in Sichuan and neighboring areas five years ago in one of China's worst natural disasters. Relief teams flew in helicopters and dynamited through landslides to reach some of the most isolated communities, where rescuers in orange overalls led sniffer dogs through piles of brick, concrete and wood debris to search for survivors.

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Residents line up for packets of instant noodles in the earthquake struck county of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. Saturday's earthquake in Sichuan province killed at least 186 people, injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing, mostly in the rural communities around Ya'an city, along the same seismic fault where a devastating quake to the north killed more than 90,000 people in Sichuan and neighboring areas five years ago in one of China's worst natural disasters. AP / Ng Han Guan
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Earthquake victims sleep at a stadium after their homes were destroyed by Saturday's quake in Baoxing county of southwest China's Sichuan province Tuesday, April 23, 2013. AP /
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A man collects meal in the rain in the county seat of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. AP /
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In this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, medical workers take care of a newborn boy in a tent functioned as temporary hospital in quake-hit Taiping Township of Lushan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The boy's mother Yang Yan, a 20-year-old woman, and father Chen Wei arrived at the hospital in early Tuesday, after making the long journey for over three hours from their home in Xingmin village of Taiping Township, Xinhua reported. AP / Chen Cheng
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An elderly Chinese man waits for food to be distributed with his dog at a makeshift tent in Lushan county in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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A man squats near the collapsed remains of a building destroyed by Saturday's earthquake in Lushan county in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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Villagers have dinner near their home, damaged by Saturday's earthquake, in Lushan county of southwest China's Sichuan province on Monday, April 22, 2013. AP /
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Villagers gather for a meal outdoor in the quake struck Lushan county in southwestern China's Sichuan province Monday, April 22, 2013. AP /
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A child gets treatment in a military field hospital in the county seat of Lushan in Sichuan province, China, Monday, April 22, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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Earthquake survivors rest in a military field hospital in the county seat of Lushan in Sichuan province, China, Monday, April 22, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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People charge their mobile phones at a relief center in the county seat of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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A child runs past residents waiting in line for packets of instant noodles in the earthquake hit county of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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A Chinese man uses the cell phone charging facilities loaded in a special truck to talk on his cell phone in the earthquake struck county seat of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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An elderly woman sleeps behind plastic covers along a roadside in the quake ravage county of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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An elderly woman rests on a makeshift bed setup outdoors near Shangli town in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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Villagers cry for their relatives who were killed in an earthquake during a funeral in Longmen village in Lushan county in southwest China's Sichuan province Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP /
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An elderly woman eats a meal near rubbish piled up at a center for evacuees in the county seat of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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A woman looks over at her destroyed house in Gucheng village in Longmen county of southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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A woman walks past tiles shaken from roof tops by an earthquake near Shangli town in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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Zheng Xianlan, a 58-year-old corn farmer, awakens after spending the night sleeping on a sofa outside her house which was damaged by an earthquake near Shangli town in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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Ren Shuyong, 48, cries as she sits outside near Shangli town in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP / Ng Han Guan
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Soldiers unload relief supplies from a helicopter at the quake ravaged Longmen township in Lushan county of southwest China's Sichuan province on Sunday, April 21, 2013. AP /
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Chinese paramilitary policemen stand watch while rescuers operate backhoes to clear a damaged road due to a landslide triggered by a strong quake in Baosheng township of Lushan county in southwest China's Sichuan province Sunday April 21, 2013. AP /
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, people carrying their belongings walk in quake-damaged Gucheng Village, Longmen Township, Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. AP / Fei Maohua
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, residents of Yuxi Village in the quake hit Baosheng Township spend their night in temporary tents in Lushan County, Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. AP / Fei Maohua
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A village woman reacts after her house was damaged by an earthquake in Lushan county, Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday, April 20, 2013. AP /

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