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China > Mainland > Wenchuan Quake Anniversary

One year on, China quake zone moves on

2009-05-07 07:35:01 GMT2009-05-07 15:35:01 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Earthquake survivors wait for buses as they prepare to leave for new houses as part of a relocation project in Qingchuan county, southwest China's Sichuan province, Wednesday May 6, 2009. [Xinhua]

Earthquake survivors weep to separate with old folks as they prepare to leave for new houses as part of a relocation project in Qingchuan county, southwest China's Sichuan province, Wednesday May 6, 2009. [Xinhua]

Earthquak survivor Song Yanmei (R) chats with a military soldier in Luoyang, central China's Henan province Wednesday May 6, 2009. The military unit discovered and rescued Song from collapsed houses in Yingxiu township of Wenchuan county, the epicenter of last year's devastating earthquake. As the anniversary is approaching, Song comes all the way from southwest China to express her gratitude and blessing for her life savers. [Xinhua]

Pupils help unload relief goods delivered by military forces from east China's Shangdong province to Beichuan county, southwest China's Sichuan province Wednesday May 6, 2009. [Xinhua]

Villagers rebuild houses in Qingchuan county, southwest China's Sichuan province Wednesday May 6, 2009. [Xinhua]

Almost one year after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, survivors now are ready to move into new houses as part of a relocation project in Qingchuan county, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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