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In pictures: China earthquake

Rescuers search for victims in the debris of a hospital after the earthquake in Dujiangyan, 12 May 2008

Rescuers have continued searching into the night for victims of a powerful earthquake that struck south-west China's Sichuan province at about 1430 (0630GMT).

Nurses care for earthquake victims at a temporary aid post in Chengdu, 12 May 2008

Thousands of people have been killed and many more injured. Casualty figures from some areas were slow to come through.

Rubble of Juyuan Middle School in Dujiangyan city

Hundreds of students were in Juyuan Middle School in Dujiangyan city, near the earthquake's epicentre, when the building collapsed in the quake.

Rescuers search for students at Juyuan Middle School in Dujiangyan city

Hundreds of other people are feared to have been buried in the rubble of collapsed houses, schools and factories in densely-populated Sichuan.

Man digging through rubble in Dujiangyan city

Photographers have captured images of the effects in cities like Dujiangyan but the fate of more remote areas is still to be determined.

Collapsed building in Dujiangyan city, Sichuan province

Officials said 80% of the buildings in Beichuan county, close to the epicentre, had been destroyed.

Premier Wen Jiabao flying to Sichuan province

China's President Hu Jintao called for an "all out" effort to help earthquake victims. Within two hours of the quake, Premier Wen Jiabao was flying to Sichuan to oversee relief work.

Chongqing city

The 7.8 quake shook buildings here in Chongqing city and was felt as far away as Beijing, Shanghai and the Thai capital, Bangkok.

Evacuated hospital in Chengdu

People evacuated offices and hospitals in Sichuan's provincial capital, Chengdu, 92km (57 miles) from the quake's epicentre.

Damaged building in Lanzhou, Gansu province

The earthquake created a crack in this building in Lanzhou, in the north-western province of Gansu, hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre.




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