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Quake pandas offer mourners hope

Thirteen giant panda cubs whose mothers were rescued from an earthquake a year ago have become a symbol of hope for people still mourning 80,000 deaths in China's Sichuan province.

Keepers say it is a small miracle all seven female and six male cubs were born given the strain on their mothers at the time of the quake.

The healthy but clumsy cubs are all now weaned and separated from their mothers, enjoying a diet of milk, bamboo and fruit.

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