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China holds national day of mourning for quake dead

China is holding a national day of mourning for victims of the powerful earthquake in Qinghai province.

Flags are flying at half mast across the country and public entertainment curtailed as a mark of respect, one week after the quake hit.

The official death toll has now reached 2,039.

Quentin Sommerville reports from Beijing.


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