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Monday, 29 January, 2001, 16:02 GMT
In pictures: Relief effort
A huge relief effort is under way to help to victims of Friday's devastating earthquake in Gujarat, north-western India. Medical aid, food and shelter are being rushed to the scene, as rescuers search frantically for survivors and the dead are cremated.


Troops searching through ruins in Ahmedabad
Thousands of Indian troops are helping rescuers in the quake region

Swiss rescue team in Bhuj
Swiss rescuers are part of the international relief effort

Mourner throwing ritual handful of rice on funeral pyre of friends in Ahmedabad
The grim task of cremating the dead is a priority

boy with grandfather by body of mother
A boy mourning his dead mother is comforted by his grandfather in Bhuj

woman rescued in Bhuj
A medic applies cotton pads to protect the eyes of a woman who was trapped in the dark in Bhuj

woman with injured husband
A woman feeds her injured husband in a tent in Ahmedabad

People searching for goods in rubble
Some people took advantage of the chaos to search for household goods in Ahmedabad

women collecting clothes in Bhachau area of Bhuj district
Clothes were distributed to the homeless in the Bhuj area

women survivors in Bhuj
Women queue for relief aid in Bhuj as aftershocks continue

Click here to see earlier pictures of the devastation caused by the quake.

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