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China marks 1st anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake

2009-05-12 12:38:51 GMT2009-05-12 20:38:51 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during the ceremony marking the first anniversary of May 12 Earthquake in Yingxiu Township of Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 12, 2009. China held a commemorative service Tuesday afternoon at the epicenter of last year's massive earthquake that left more than 87,000 people dead or missing. [Xinhua]

A ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake is held in Yingxiu Town of Wenchuan County, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 12, 2009. Chinese President Hu Jintao and Vice Premier Li Keqiang attended the ceremony. [Xinhua]

Local students stand in silent tribute to victims of last year's May 12 earthquake, Wen County of Northwest China's Guansu Province, May 12, 2009. [Xinhua]

Passengers stand in silent tribute to victims of last year's May 12 earthquake near the Beijing West Railway Station, May 12, 2009. [Xinhua]

Local residents attend a commemorative activity at Donghekou Earthquake Site Park, a memorial park for Wenchuan earthquake victims, in Qingchuan County, Sichuan Province, May 12, 2009. [Xinhua]

China held a commemorative service Tuesday afternoon at the epicenter of last year's massive earthquake that left more than 87,000 people dead or missing.

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