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In pictures: China earthquake
Victim is loaded onto rescue vehicle in Jiashi county in the Xinjiang region of China
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Rescue workers are struggling to reach victims of Monday's earthquake in north-west China which killed at least 260 people
Two men in a small village in the Xinjiang region go through the remains of their home
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Residents have set about trying to salvage what is left of their homes, around 9,000 of which were levelled
Woman feeds her injured daughter a bowl of soup
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The quake, with a magnitude of 6.8, has affected around 50,000 people
Nurse tends to a wounded man in makeshift hospital tend
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At least 4,000 people were hurt; officials blamed many injuries on poor quality housing
Two Chinese soldiers carry a vat of soup to earthquake victims
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Soldiers are working flat out to rescue people and bring supplies to those in need
Homeless family stand around their bed, salvaged from their destroyed home
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But many newly homeless victims have still had to sleep out in the streets, fearful of further aftershocks

France Hurtubise, International Red Cross
"The situation is very critical"

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