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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
29 Feb 2016

Thirty seven year old Sasha Magar stands in front her destroyed house.
Her husband died in the earthquake, leaving her with a two year old daughter. She and her child now live with her brother in a nearby village.

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Liping
By vincenzo floramo
28 Feb 2016

A pool table remains intact inside what was once a pool club on the main road of Liping.

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Darkness for Nepal's Earthquake Survi...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By vincenzo floramo
10 May 2015

On April 25, 2015 a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing thousands and leaving the country struggling to recover. Two weeks later, survivors experienced another two major earthquakes, leaving them in an uncertain situation, where nature seemed to decide their fate without warning. The most dramatic times come at night when the city streets and mountain paths are wrapped in darkness. If the earth starts trembling, sleep can betray you. People sleep outside, stay up to maintain security in their neighborhoods or just suffer from insomnia and stay awake out of habit. Today, Nepal is living a nightmare, even during the day, where continuos aftershocks remind people that their home stands on the seismic hot zone where the Indian plate collided with the Eurasian plate - giving birth to the Himalayas.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
10 May 2015

People left homeless by the earthquake still sleep in the open air in Nepal's capital Kathmandu. More than a half-million tents are needed for the huge numbers of people forced from their homes by Nepal's devastating earthquake.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
10 May 2015

A building lies in ruin between the ancient Durbar Square quarter of Kathmandu and the tourist area Thamel. The total numbers of foreigners who fell victim to the earthquake are still unknown.

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Tending the Funeral Pyres of Nepal
Kathmandu
By Rajan Zaveri
09 May 2015

Gyan Prasad Acharya has tended funeral pyres at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu for 30 years. Since a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, the Ghats, traditional spaces reserved for cremating the dead, at Pashupatinath Temple have been overwhelmed. The Ghats have gone from seeing 30 bodies cremated a day to hundreds. Every open space along the river has been taken up by survivors trying to bid their loved ones a final farewell.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
09 May 2015

A victim of the earthquake stands outside a tent in the Durbar Square area, the ancient historical city center of Kathmandu. Durbar Square was one of the areas of the capital most damaged in the earthquake.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
09 May 2015

Groups of citizens in Bhaktapur organize night shifts working as security guards around the city to avoid robberies inside abandoned houses.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
09 May 2015

A statue of the monkey-god Hanuman stands intact between the ruins of Kasthamandap temple and Durbar square.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
09 May 2015

Entire areas of the ancient city of Kathmandu remain in danger of collapsing in aftershocks. Many roadblocks are in place to avoid people walking through.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
09 May 2015

The Nepali army has closed the entry to Durbar square in Kathmandu from 7pm to 6am for security reasons.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
09 May 2015

A Nepali army officer walks during a nighttime rain storm in Durbar square. As the rainy season is approaching in Nepal, the danger of more landslides and collapsed buildings is increasing.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
09 May 2015

Displaced people camp right in front Durbar Square. Nepal's Government fired a "warning shot" at landlords, saying any property owner who tried to profit from a devastating quake that left thousands of families homeless would face legal action.

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Bhaktapur
By vincenzo floramo
06 May 2015

In Bhaktapur, a portrait remains intact on the wall of a destroyed house after the violent earthquake struck Nepal on April 15th.

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Bhaktapur
By vincenzo floramo
06 May 2015

Two drunk friends walk together late at night between the rubble of downtown of Bhaktapur, now mostly destroyed.

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Bhaktapur
By vincenzo floramo
05 May 2015

Resident of Bhaktapur hold a candlelight vigil in remembrance of three young friends that died together under the rubble after the earthquake on the 25th of April.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
05 May 2015

On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Bhaktapur, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
05 May 2015

A Nepali man cooks food for dozens of displaced residents in Bhaktapur, Nepal on May 5, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 7,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Bhaktapur
By Taylor Weidman
05 May 2015

Nepali residents clear rubble and collect items from their destroyed homes in Bhaktapur, Nepal on May 5, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 7,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Bhaktapur
By vincenzo floramo
04 May 2015

Earthquake victims warm themselves around a fire amid the ruins of the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal, a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site.

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Kathmandu
By vincenzo floramo
04 May 2015

Family members of a deceased person shave their hair following tradition after the body of their relative has been cremated at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu.

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Patan
By Taylor Weidman
04 May 2015

Carvings and other artwork from destroyed temples are stored in a secure location in Patan, Nepal on May 4, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 7,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu
By Taylor Weidman
04 May 2015

Nepali residents take part in a candle lighting ceremony for those lost in the earthquake on a street in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 4, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 7,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
03 May 2015

Earthquake victims run below a high cliff to avoid falling boulders in a landslide area on the road connecting the villages of Kodari and Barabise.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
03 May 2015

Children play on a makeshift helipad while waiting for a rescue helicopter to land in the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
03 May 2015

A resident of the heavily damaged Nepalese village of Kodari removes personal belongings from his house which he says is no longer safe to live in.

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Bansbari, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
03 May 2015

Dani Tamung, 75, cries as she describes the loss of her home and possessions due to the earthquake in Bansbari, Nepal on May 3, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 6,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

Earthquake victims who had been trapped in the village of Kodari for almost a week board a Nepalese Army helicopter.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

A Nepalese Army soldier and an an earthquake victim are caught in the downdraft of an army helicopter as it takes off from the village of Kodari.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

More the 1500 people are camping around the helicopter landing site in Kodari as they wait to be airlifted out of the village isolated by the earthquake.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

Children and pregnant woman are the first to be evacuated from the destroyed Nepalese villages in the Kodari area, near the Tibet border. Lack of organization and limited space on the helicopters has made the rescue operation slow and difficult.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

Destruction caused by massive landslides in the Nepalese village of Lipim on the border with Tibet.
Local authorities say they cannot confirm the number of casualties because the slides cover most of the village road.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

A pool table that appears to be undamaged as seen through the open door of a building in the Nepalese village of Lipim. Local police report some looting from abandoned houses.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

A resident of the Nepalese village of Lipim surveys the damage to a local shop caused by large rocks that fell from a cliff above the town during the earthquake.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

A man salvages items from destroyed vehicles and the rubble of buildings near the Tibet border checkpoint in the Nepalese town of Lipim. Bankers and warm clothing are the most sought-after items because of the cold temperatures at night.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

Nepalese police officers recover the body of an earthquake victim from the rubble of a building in the town Liping.
Some of the dead are claimed by families which pay for a private helicopter to transport the body of their relative to another location for a funeral.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
02 May 2015

The 'Friendship Bridge' border crossing to Chinese-controlled Tibet. The crossing in the Nepalese town Kodari was closed by China on May 3rd, eight days after the April 25th earthquake.

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Bhaktapur
By Taylor Weidman
02 May 2015

Nepali women react to a call from their neighbor as they work to clear rubble from their home in Bhaktapur, Nepal on May 2, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 6,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Bhaktapur
By Taylor Weidman
02 May 2015

Nepali residents sift through rubble to recover keys, coins, and other small items from the rubble of their home in Bhaktapur, Nepal on May 2, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 6,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Bhaktapur
By Taylor Weidman
02 May 2015

Nepali men take a break after clearing rubble from their home in Bhaktapur, Nepal on May 2, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 6,000 people and injuring thousands more.