Wed, April 21, 2010
China > Mainland > 7.1-magnitude quake hits Qinghai

Flags fly at half-mast to mourn quake dead

2010-04-21 00:51:08 GMT2010-04-21 08:51:08 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A paramilitary policeman stands guard while the national flag flies at half-mast on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, April 21, 2010. The State Council, China's cabinet, announced a national day of mourning would be held on Wednesday for the quake victims. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Chinese flag on the Potala Palace Square was lowered to half-mast at 00:00 Wednesday in a show of respect for those killed in the April 14 earthquake in Qinghai Province. (Xinhua Photo)

A paramilitary policeman stands guard while the national flag flies at half-mast on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, April 21, 2010. The State Council, China's cabinet, announced a national day of mourning would be held on Wednesday for the quake victims. [Photo/Xinhua]

Members of Chinese Young Pioneer salute as national flag flies at half-mast to mourn the victims of Yushu earthquake, in the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, China, April 21, 2010. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)

Chinese national flag flies at half-mast to mourn for the victims of Yushu earthquake, at Hefei University of Technology in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, April 21, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Jian)

National flags were lowered to half-mast Wednesday across China in a show of respect for those killed in the April 14 earthquake in Qinghai Province.

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