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Stunning, Heartbreaking Photos Of The Devastating Earthquake In China

An earthquake in China Saturday has killed at least 186 and injured thousands more.

Posted on April 22, 2013, at 12:05 p.m. ET

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Sichuan province of China Saturday at about 8 a.m. local time. It killed at least 186 people and injured more than 11,000, according to state media.

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A mother carrying her sleeping daughter walks past debris in a mountainside village.
Jason Lee / Reuters

A mother carrying her sleeping daughter walks past debris in a mountainside village.

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Yang Huan cries while waiting for workers to clear a landslide, in which she believes her husband is buried.
Aly Song / Reuters

Yang Huan cries while waiting for workers to clear a landslide, in which she believes her husband is buried.

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A man recovers his wedding photo from the wreckage of his house.
Rooney Chen / Reuters

A man recovers his wedding photo from the wreckage of his house.

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A boy holds his mother's leg as he cries in front of their damaged house.
Jason Lee / Reuters

A boy holds his mother's leg as he cries in front of their damaged house.

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Excavators clear a road blocked by a landslide. Blocked roads made it difficult for rescuers to reach remote, rural regions of Sichuan.
China Daily / Reuters

Excavators clear a road blocked by a landslide. Blocked roads made it difficult for rescuers to reach remote, rural regions of Sichuan.

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People wearing face masks walk past a damaged building.
Aly Song / Reuters

People wearing face masks walk past a damaged building.

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A damaged car lies on the side of the road after a landslide.
Jason Lee / Reuters

A damaged car lies on the side of the road after a landslide.

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Children on the roadside hold a sign that reads "no food, no tent."
Aly Song / Reuters

Children on the roadside hold a sign that reads "no food, no tent."

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A woman holding a sign reading "Serious disaster need help" as she and other villagers protest against what they said was a lack of rescue operations at Chaoyang village.
Jason Lee / Reuters

A woman holding a sign reading "Serious disaster need help" as she and other villagers protest against what they said was a lack of rescue operations at Chaoyang village.

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A man confronts a police officer, who was trying to control a protest.
Jason Lee / Reuters

A man confronts a police officer, who was trying to control a protest.

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Survivor Chen Zhirong comforts her 18-month-old son next to debris at a village on Sunday.
Jason Lee / Reuters

Survivor Chen Zhirong comforts her 18-month-old son next to debris at a village on Sunday.

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A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier carries a 60-year-old survivor down a stretch of the road which was recently cleared of debris from landslides.
Jason Lee / Reuters

A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier carries a 60-year-old survivor down a stretch of the road which was recently cleared of debris from landslides.

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A crying elderly woman sits on a sofa in front of damaged houses.
China / Reuters

A crying elderly woman sits on a sofa in front of damaged houses.

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Wang Zhenjun, 62, gestures as he speaks to journalists in front of his damaged house.
Aly Song / Reuters

Wang Zhenjun, 62, gestures as he speaks to journalists in front of his damaged house.

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A girl looks out from a makeshift tent during rainy weather as she sleeps with her family.
China / Reuters

A girl looks out from a makeshift tent during rainy weather as she sleeps with her family.

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Rescuers nap during a break.
China / Reuters

Rescuers nap during a break.

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People line up for free food on Monday.
Feng Li / Getty Images

People line up for free food on Monday.

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Song Zhengqiong, a survivor, cries in front of her damaged house.
Jason Lee / Reuters

Song Zhengqiong, a survivor, cries in front of her damaged house.

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A rescue worker stands beside a truck crushed by a landslide.
Aly Song / Reuters

A rescue worker stands beside a truck crushed by a landslide.

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People walk next to a crack on the road after the earthquake.
China Daily / Reuters

People walk next to a crack on the road after the earthquake.

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A woman pushes her bicycle past debris.
Aly Song / Reuters

A woman pushes her bicycle past debris.

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A rescuer walks in front of a damaged building.
Aly Song / Reuters

A rescuer walks in front of a damaged building.

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A man cries as he burns offering in front of the body of his relative.
China / Reuters

A man cries as he burns offering in front of the body of his relative.

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A pig in a damaged pigsty in a village Sunday.
Jason Lee / Reuters

A pig in a damaged pigsty in a village Sunday.

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Rescuers running down a cleared road.
China / Reuters

Rescuers running down a cleared road.

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Survivors sit in front of their damaged houses.
Jason Lee / Reuters

Survivors sit in front of their damaged houses.

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Injured and displaced people rest at a shelter Sunday as doctors work.
ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images

Injured and displaced people rest at a shelter Sunday as doctors work.

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People carrying their belongings walk in quake-damaged Gucheng Village.
Xinhua, Fei Maohua / AP

People carrying their belongings walk in quake-damaged Gucheng Village.

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Rubble from a collapsed building blocks a pavement as people and cars make their way along a street.
ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images

Rubble from a collapsed building blocks a pavement as people and cars make their way along a street.

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Journalist Chen Ying was having make-up applied before her wedding ceremony when the earthquake struck, and she carried on with the ceremony after a quick report on the street, local media reported.
Handout / Reuters

Journalist Chen Ying was having make-up applied before her wedding ceremony when the earthquake struck, and she carried on with the ceremony after a quick report on the street, local media reported.

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Ying interviewing a woman.
Handout / Reuters

Ying interviewing a woman.

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Rescuer carries an injured survivor into a car.
Jason Lee / Reuters

Rescuer carries an injured survivor into a car.

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A survivor smokes near a damaged Buddha statue two days after the earthquake.
Jason Lee / Reuters

A survivor smokes near a damaged Buddha statue two days after the earthquake.

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