Friday, May 23, 2008

China Earthquake News

Powerful photos from China taken in the last few days. See more of the 633 pictures HERE

Schoolmates of children who were killed in an earthquake look through the ruins of the Fuxin No.2 Primary School in Wufu, in China's southwest Sichuan province Friday May 23, 2008. The girls were in a separate building at the school when the building where their friends were collapsed. Parents of the 200 children who died when the school collapsed in an earthquake on May 12 are demanding an investigation into alleged shoddy construction.

Three schoolmates of children who were killed in an earthquake look at photos of their friends at a shrine at the Fuxin No.2 Primary School

Pandas eat food at the China Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Friday May 23, 2008. Three of ten pandas that went missing after the May 12 earthquake have not been found, Xinhua said. China has sent emergency bamboo-shoot rations to pandas at a reserve in the Sichuan earthquake zone because no one there is collecting it for them, state media said on Thursday

A health worker sprays sanitary chemicals on freshly buried graves of students from a middle school in Muyu town, Qingchuan county, Sichuan province, May 21, 2008, on a hill above the school where hundreds of earthquake victims were buried in shallow graves and covered with earth.

Students attend a psycho-social assistance class at a temporary school at the township of Zundao in the earthquake-hit area of Mianzhu county, Sichuan Province May 23, 2008. The classes are meant to aid children suffering emotional trauma after the major earthquake that struck the region on May 12.

A woman and her child wait for aid on a roadside in front of a demolished school in the devastated town of Yingxiu in southwest China's quake-stricken Sichuan province, The death toll in Sichuan has risen to 55,239, with another 24,949 missing, a senior government official said Friday.

Torchbearers exchange Olympic Flame during Beijing Olympic torch relay in Shanghai, China, Friday May 23, 2008. The Olympic torch relay in Shanghai was postponed due to a three-day mourning period for victims of the earthquake.

Temporary housing built for residents affected by an earthquake is seen in Dujiangyan, west of Chengdu, Sichuan Province May 22, 2008. Millions of people became homeless after the massive earthquake.

A young earthquake survivor looks at the camera as her mother holds her next to their temporary tent in Qingchuan County, Sichuan province, May 21, 2008.

A worker arranges urns filled with the remains of the May 12 earthquake victims at a crematorium in Suining, Sichuan province May 21, 2008.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, military nurses give a shower to newborn baby Zhang Hongyang at a field hospital in Shifang city, southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Zhang Hongyang, born on May 16, is the first baby born in the hospital after the earthquake, and another 17 babies were born in recent days at the field hospital.

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