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Kathmandu
By Taylor Weidman
02 May 2015

Locals and tourists walk through the ruins of Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 2, 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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Hardship for Earthquake Survivors in ...
Kodari, Nepal
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

On April 27th a second earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck in an area 17 km south of the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border. Massive landslides further blocked the already damaged Araniko Highway which connects the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to the border. A week after the natural disaster 1500 people were still isolated in Kodari where they survived by sleeping in vehicles and improvised shelters. Cold temperatures at night and uncertainty about when it will be possible for them to leave the dangerous area is taking a heavy toll on the local population. A few helicopters from the Nepalese Army are being used to transfer from 12 to 40 people a day to a safer places, but the small number of passengers per trip and a shortage of food is said to create chaos and further hunger for the people waiting to be airlifted. Some people decide to walk the 12 kilometers along the damaged highway that connects Kodari to the town of Barabise where it is possible to travel by bus to the capital.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

A body of an unidentified earthquake victim on the road connecting the villages of Barabise and Kodari where hundreds of cars where crushed under landslides.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

Police try to contain a mass of people pushing to get on board of one of the Nepalese Army helicopters that randomly land at the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

An helicopter of the Nepalese Army landing in the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border. Hundred of tourists on holiday when the earthquake struck have are waiting to go back to their homes.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

A child in the village of Kodari seen through the window of a car where the child's family has been sheltering as they wait for rescuers to take them out of the isolated community.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

Villagers and tourists share a shelter in Nepalese town of Tatopani near the Tibet border. The village was cut off when landslides triggered by the earthquake blocked roads.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

Earthquake victims in the Nepalese village of Kodari have been living in their cars since the earthquake which destroyed their homes.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

A woman prays at a Hindu shrine in front of her home in the heavily damaged Nepalese village of Kodari.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
01 May 2015

Elderly women made homeless by the earthquake sit under a small shrine dedicated to the victims of the disaster in the village of Kodari.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

Nepali rescue workers discuss safety concerns as they prepare to remove a body from the wreckage of a building in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

Nepali rescue workers put gloves on after they find a body in the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

A tired Nepali soldier takes a break from rescue efforts in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

A young woman with a head injury is spoon fed at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 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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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
01 May 2015

A patient has traction applied to his spinal column at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 1, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Buddhist Cremation for Earthquake Vic...
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

A victim of the Nepal earthquake is cremated in a traditional Bhuddist funeral ceremony in the village of Thame, in the Solukhumbu region, near Mount Everest on April 30, 2015.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The brother of the victim (foreground) helps set up the funeral pyre made of big logs of wood.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

A candle is placed in the middle of the pyre as part of the prayer to the victim.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Bhuddist monks get ready to start the ceremony, preparing instruments and choosing prayers.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The body of the victim is brought to the pyre, hidden from view by a sheet.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

In accordance with Buddhist custom, the corpse is not cremated laying flat, but instead is seated upright inside the wooden structure with its head up.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Villagers chop more wood in order to fully cover the corpse.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The ceremony begins with chanting as the fire is lit.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Devotional objects and offerings that will be thrown into the fire. Goodwill is created by these gifts and it is believed that goodwill helps the lingering spirit of the dead person.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The victim's brother blows a conch during the Buddhist chants.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire is controlled by pulling a sheet to keep the harsh wind from blowing too hard on it.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire is controlled by pulling a sheet to keep the harsh wind from blowing too hard on it.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The members of the village share rice liquor as the ceremony continues with more prayers and offerings thrown into the fire.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The fire burns more on the part facing the top of the hill, so, when it eventually crumbles, it will not roll down the hill.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The logs of the funeral pyre are pushed to the back to remain in place.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Everybody shares a moment of reverence, but without dramatization.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Portrait of monks attending the ceremony. The monks come with the family to the funeral. The family and all their friends give food and candles to the monks that will be used in the ceremony.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The stretcher used by the villagers to carry the body of the deceased to the top of a hill near the village for the cremation ceremony.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

For the cremation ceremony, the body is covered by a sheet and Khatas, traditional ceremonial scarves which symbolize purity and compassion.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
30 Apr 2015

Dozens of people sleep in the open air in Kodari on the Tibet Chinese border. Thousands of people have remained blocked for more than a week in the area.

The Araniko Highway connecting Kathmandu and China has been obstructed at various points as result of landslides provoked by the earthquake.

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Kodari
By vincenzo floramo
30 Apr 2015

Nepali tourists sleep inside their car in a popular spot in Kodari village near the Chinese border. Truck drivers and families on holiday have been stuck for more than week due to the earthquake.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
30 Apr 2015

A Japanese K-9 unit searches for the body of a baby in the rubble of a collapsed home in Bhaktapur, Nepal on April 30, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
By Taylor Weidman
30 Apr 2015

Kathmandu residents displaced by the earthquake spend time in temporary shelters in a park in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 30, 2015. On April 25, 2015, Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killing over 5,000 people and injuring thousands more.