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    A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday, killing scores of people and injuring thousands close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008.

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    A woman stands on a collapsed house in Longmen township, one of the seriously-damaged towns in disaster-hit Yaan, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 23. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers on as they battled to find survivors.

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    A child gets treatment in a military field hospital in the county seat of Lushan in Sichuan province, April 22.

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    Residents wait in line to receive packets of instant noodles following the earthquake in Sichuan province on April 22. Hundreds of survivors pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police.

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    A woman cries amongst collapsed houses in Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 22.

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    Tents outside a hospital light up at night after Saturday's earthquake hit Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 22.

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    People gather at a power supply station in a temporary settlement in Lingguan Middle School in Baoxing county of Yaan, southwest China's Sichuan province, April 21.

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    A rescuer walks in front of a damaged building after Saturday's earthquake in Lingguan town of Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 22, 2013. Rescuers struggled to reach a remote, rural corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 208 with almost 1,000 serious injuries. The 6.6 magnitude quake struck in Lushan county, near the city of Ya'an in the southwestern province of Sichuan, close to where a devastating 7.9 quake hit in May 2008, killing 70,000.

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    Two earthquake survivors eat instant noodles outside the tent in a middle school on April 22, in Baoxing county of Ya An, China.

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    Villagers carry the coffin of a man killed after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan Province on April 22. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China that has left at least 188 dead.

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    An elderly woman is treated at a triage center in Longmen village two days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan Province, on April 22.

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    Members of a rescue team look for earthquake survivors on April 22, in Baoxing county of Ya An, China.

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    A survivor sits outside a tent after Saturday's earthquake in Lingguan town of Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 22.

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    A car destroyed by boulders is seen on the way to BaoXing county, one of the hardest hit areas of the earthquake zone, on April 22, in Baoxing county of Ya An, China.

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    Medical personnel rest in disaster-hit Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province, on April 21.

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    People cover their mouths and noses to avoid dust while rocks fall down from mountains on their way to the city of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province, on April 21.

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    People run during aftershocks to avoid falling rocks on their way to the city of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province, on April 21.

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    A woman and baby rest at an emergency relief center two days after an earthquake hit, in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan province, on April 21.

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    Rescuers help an injured victim in disaster-hit Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province, on April 21.

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    Volunteers enter the disaster-hit area on a truck in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province, on April 21.

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    Soldiers unload relief supplies from a helicopter, April 21, at the quake ravaged Longmen township in Lushan County of southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    Military medical officers carry a patient to an ambulance at the hospital, April 22, in Lushan of Ya An, China.

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    Families rest at an emergency relief center two days after an earthquake hit, in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    Earthquake survivors line up for free food on April 22 in Lushan of Ya An, China.

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    An injured survivor rests at an emergency relief center two days after an earthquake hit, in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    Song Zhengqiong holds her daughter as she cries in front of her damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake at Longmen village, Lushan county in Ya'an, Sichuan province on April 21.

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    A student does his homework in front of damaged houses on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province on April 21.

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    Rescuers save an injured woman after an earthquake hit Baosheng Township in Lushan County, Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province on April 20.

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    Rescuers rush to carry a victim onto a helicopter after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Taiping town of Lushan county, Sichuan province on April 20.

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    An injured child receives treatment at the Lushan People's hospital after an earthquake hit the city of Ya'an, in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20.

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    A rescuer carries a child to safety after she was pulled out of her collapsed home after an earthquake in Ya'an City in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013. More than 100 people were killed and 3,000 injured when a strong earthquake shook southwest China, wrecking homes and triggering landslides in an area devastated by a major tremor in 2008.

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    Residents sit by their damaged houses in Longmen township, an area very close to the epicenter of a shallow earthquake that hit the city of Ya'an, China, on April 20.

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    A girl gives offerings to the dead by the side of a badly damaged building in Longmen township, in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013.

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    Nurses help an injured man following an earthquake in Ya'an, China, in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20.

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    People attempt to move a huge rock blocking the road to Longmen township after an earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20, 2013.

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    A man sits in front of the houses destroyed by an earthquake in Ya'an in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20.

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    A man carries an injured woman to a temporary treatment station following an earthquake in Ya'an in southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20.

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    An injured man rests at a temporary treatment station following an earthquake in Ya'an in southwest China's Sichuan province April 20.

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    Residents help carry injured people to the hospital after an earthquake hit Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 20. At least 100 people were reported killed when a magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattled the Sichuan region in western China on Saturday.

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