[Photos] Yushu, a Year After the Earthquake

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[Photos] Yushu, a Year After the Earthquake
Aug 7, 2011

Yushu, an area in the southwest of Qinghai province (China) near Tibet, was struck by an earthquake a little over a year ago. Few buildings were left standing and the death toll reached into the thousands.

Now it is one big building site, garbage dump and refugee camp, all in one.

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2. An aid station in a tent

3. A man collecting water from a well.

4. A damaged temple.

5. This big statue of legendary King Gesar hadn't a scratch.

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8. There was no shortage of female construction workers in Yushu. Apparently this is no taboo for Tibetan women to do hard labor.

9. A woman in her makeshift courtyard.

10. This couple from East China ran a store in Yushu, which collapsed during the quake. Now they moved their store into a tent, but because they do not have the local 'hukou' (a sort of residence permit) they aren't eligilbe for a free government sponsored replacement building.

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12. A construction worker from Sichuan - a neighbouring province.

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14. A woman looking at her new house as it is being built.

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