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7.8 / Earthquakes in Nepal
The earthquake centered outside Kathmandu was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.
A Nepalese family sleeps sheltered by plastic sheets in an open space after a second earthquake hit the region.
The U.N. said the quake affected 8.1 million people, more than a fourth of Nepal's population of 27.8 million, and that more than 1.4 million needed food assistance.
Nepalese woman remove debris searching their belongings from their house in Bhaktapur.
The earthquake on April 25 and another powerful quake on May 12 together killed nearly 8,700 people and injured 16,800 others.
Mourning a father
Bodies of people who died during the earthquake lay alongside blocks of ice in the lobby of a building adjacent to a hospital morgue, where relatives can identify them, in Kathmandu.
A woman is comforted during the funeral of her mother.
Flames rise from burning funeral pyres during the cremation of victims of Saturday's earthquake, at the Pashupatinath temple on the banks of Bagmati river.
"We work. We get fed. It does not matter how bad the situation is. We have to work". - Kalu Ram Bika