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Five years ago, an earthquake in Sichuan Province left 80,000 dead and made millions homeless.
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On May 12, 2008, a major earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale jolted China's Sichuan Province, killing about 80,000 people. Above, a rescuer burns rubbish excavated from debris. The Sichuan government had vowed to build houses for 98 percent of the earthquake refugees within a month.



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Local residents search for their belongings in the debris of a collapsed house after the earthquake.


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An aerial view shows the earthquake-hit Yingxiu town in Sichuan Province.


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A Chinese rescuer with a sniffer dog searches for survivors at one of the two primary schools that toppled in the Chongqing region after the earthquake.


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A volunteer searches for victims in the debris of a building in Beichuan.



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Five years later: People visit the Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum during the fifth anniversary of the 2008 earthquake in the town of Qushan. The museum was officially opened this week to commemorate the anniversary of the disaster.


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Visitors at the museum look at a display of clocks that stopped at 2:28 pm on May 12, 2008 when the earthquake struck.


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Relatives of victims offer incense at the ruins of the old town of Beichuan, which has been preserved as a memorial site during the fifth anniversary of the 2008 earthquake.


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Beichuan was one of the worst-hit cities, where most buildings were reduced to rubble and more than 5,000 children were killed due to shoddy school buildings.


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Students look on with flowers during a memorial commemorating the earthquake anniversary in Beichuan.



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On May 12, 2008, a major earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale jolted China\(***)s Sichuan Province, killing about 80,000 people. Above, a rescuer burns rubbish excavated from debris. The Sichuan government had vowed to build houses for 98 percent of the earthquake refugees within a month.

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A volunteer searches for victims in the debris of a building in Beichuan.

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On May 12, 2008, a major earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale - the worst in 58 years - jolted China's Sichuan Province, killing about 80,000 people. Above, a rescuer burns rubbish excavated from debris. The Sichuan government had vowed to build houses for 98 percent of the earthquake refugees within a month.

Wed, 21 May 2008 04:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=00Nm9X73eo64hGetty ImagesGetty Images

On May 12, 2008, a major earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale - the worst in 58 years - jolted China's Sichuan Province, killing about 80,000 people. Above, a rescuer burns rubbish excavated from debris. The Sichuan government had vowed to build houses for 98 percent of the earthquake refugees within a month.

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Local residents search for their belongings in the debris of a collapsed house after the earthquake.

Mon, 12 May 2008 12:17:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=0fOh2CRg1JcmmREUTERSReuters Pictures

Local residents search for their belongings in the debris of a collapsed house after the earthquake.

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An aerial view shows the earthquake-hit Yingxiu town in Sichuan Province.

Wed, 21 May 2008 16:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=04kadWmaeD9N9Getty ImagesGetty Images

An aerial view shows the earthquake-hit Yingxiu town in Sichuan Province.

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A Chinese rescuer with a sniffer dog searches for survivors at one of the two primary schools that toppled in the Chongqing region after the earthquake.

Sun, 11 May 2008 21:12:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=05n52W72kOaCDAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

A Chinese rescuer with a sniffer dog searches for survivors at one of the two primary schools that toppled in the Chongqing region after the earthquake.

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A volunteer searches for victims in the debris of a building on May 14, 2008 in Beichuan.

Tue, 13 May 2008 16:41:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=09m28Id1q197dGetty ImagesGetty Images

A volunteer searches for victims in the debris of a building on May 14, 2008 in Beichuan.

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Five years later: People visit the Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum during the fifth anniversary of the 2008 earthquake in the town of Qushan. The museum was officially opened this week to commemorate the anniversary of the disaster.

Sun, 12 May 2013 02:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=0dJH9j690J8HjHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

Five years later: People visit the Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum during the fifth anniversary of the 2008 earthquake in the town of Qushan. The museum was officially opened this week to commemorate the anniversary of the disaster.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=06wAfvJc4m3YX

Visitors at the museum look at a display of clocks that stopped at 2:28 pm on May 12, 2008 when the earthquake struck.

Sun, 12 May 2013 02:45:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=06wAfvJc4m3YXHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

Visitors at the museum look at a display of clocks that stopped at 2:28 pm on May 12, 2008 when the earthquake struck.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=01xDcRjeBkcCI

Relatives of victims offer incense at the ruins of the old town of Beichuan, which has been preserved as a memorial site during the fifth anniversary of the 2008 earthquake.

Sat, 11 May 2013 23:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=01xDcRjeBkcCIHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

Relatives of victims offer incense at the ruins of the old town of Beichuan, which has been preserved as a memorial site during the fifth anniversary of the 2008 earthquake.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=0b0a9Nx3uL2gC

Beichuan was one of the worst-hit cities, where most buildings were reduced to rubble and more than 5,000 children were killed due to shoddy school buildings.

Sat, 11 May 2013 23:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=0b0a9Nx3uL2gCHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

Beichuan was one of the worst-hit cities, where most buildings were reduced to rubble and more than 5,000 children were killed due to shoddy school buildings.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=0g2ncL56lPfIZ

Students look on with flowers during a memorial commemorating the earthquake anniversary in Beichuan.

Sat, 11 May 2013 23:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Sichuan-earthquake?image_id=0g2ncL56lPfIZHOW HWEE YOUNGEPAEPA Images

Students look on with flowers during a memorial commemorating the earthquake anniversary in Beichuan.



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