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Massive Earthquake Hits Central China

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Members of the Chinese Red Cross treat victims of last week's earthquake. The makeshift clinic was set up high in the mountains on a path where residents from the village of Chaping were evacuating.



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Elderly Chinese Cling to Ruins
Article | CHAPING, China -- To reach this shattered, deserted mountain town, Chen Tong Quan hiked for six hours the other day, his third trip back since the earthquake to convince his mother-in-law that it was time to go.
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Response to Quake Prompts Burst of Acclaim for Leaders
Article | BEIJING, May 23 -- The official New China News Agency reported the other day that people around the world are suggesting that President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao deserve a Nobel Prize for their handling of the Sichuan earthquake.
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Schools Fell While Other Buildings Held
Article | MIANZHU, China -- The day the earthquake hit was supposed to be a special one for Ding Yao. Her hair done up in pigtails, she was sitting in the front of a fourth-grade classroom, waiting for the teacher to hand out prizes to students who had the highest scores on a math test. She wasn't sure, bu...
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Hiking Into the Heart of China's Quake Zone
Article | XIAOBA, China, May 20 -- The path began in a cornfield here, then headed straight up the mountain. After spending two days interviewing refugees from Chaping in Beichuan county, in a valley on the mountain's back side, my assistant and I packed five bottles of water each into our day packs, threw...
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'The Whole World Stands Behind You'
Article | YINGXIU, China, May 24 -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday surveyed recovery efforts at one of the towns hit hardest by China's May 12 earthquake, telling Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao that "the whole world stands behind you and supports you."
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Young Volunteers in Quake Zone Ultimately Find a Modest Mission
Article | FEISHUI, China -- Clad in a candy-striped shirt and red hiking boots, Li Xiaotang sat cross-legged on a matching red yoga mat in the middle of a mountain village near the epicenter of last week's earthquake.
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Powerful Aftershock Hits China; 2 Dead, Hundreds Hurt
Article | CHENGDU, China, May 25 -- The strongest aftershock since a May 12 earthquake devastated parts of Sichuan province struck the area Sunday afternoon, killing two people, injuring more than 480 and spreading panic through a region just beginning to move from rescue operations to rebuilding.

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