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These Photos Show The Devastating Aftermath Of The Earthquake In Nepal

The death toll has passed 5,000, and officials expect the count to only grow. Meanwhile, rescue workers search for survivors.

Posted on April 30, 2015, at 1:27 p.m. ET

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The body of an earthquake victim is washed ahead of a cremation ceremony.

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A woman holds the hand of a deceased relative.

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Women chant hymns during a prayer ceremony.

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People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses.

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Indians fight during a queue for an aircraft back to their country.

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An injured boy sleeps on the ground outside an overcrowded hospital.

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A woman mourns her granddaughter.

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A member of the Nepal army carries an injured woman to a helicopter.

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An injured girl is carried by a member of the Nepal army.

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Victims of the earthquake are cremated.

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Family members cry over the body of a victim.

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Ropes weighted down with water bottles are used to apply traction to the legs of an injured girl.

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The search for victims.

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Sanjhana Tamang takes care of her daughter Simran Tamang, 3, who is suffering from typhoid fever.

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Injured Nepalese villagers are assisted aboard a helicopter.

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Nepalese children watch as Nepal army personnel unload relief aid.

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A Nepalese survivor is carried to an ambulance.

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