Quake orphans regain smile, confidence

2008-07-09 09:18:18 GMT       2008-07-09 17:18:18 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

Lin Dicheng (L) plays with a friend in a tent at Guantan Village in Jushui Town of Anxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 8, 2008. Three-year-old Lin's parents were dead in the May 12 quake when they were working in the town. More than 1,000 children in Sichuan became orphans after the quake devastated many areas of the province. Most of the orphans have been taken home by their relatives and have gradually recovered from the sufferings. More and more children have regained smile and confidence with the help from their relatives and the society. (Xinhua Photo)

Lin Dicheng plays with a doll presented by volunteers in a tent at Guantan Village in Jushui Town of Anxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 8, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Chen Ruiling (L2) walks back home at Yuejin Village in Yong'an Town of Anxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, on July 8, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Mu Ruiyao reacts in the arms of his grandmother at Jiuzhou Stadium in Mianyang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 25, 2008. Eight-month-old Mu's parents were dead in the May 12 quake when they checked the baby's medical checkup report at a hospital in Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County of Sichuan. (Xinhua Photo)

Jiang Xin Hangyu (C) has meal with aunt Hu Qiong (L) and grandmother at the Jiuzhou Stadium in Mianyang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, on June 25, 2008. Jiang Xin Hangyu's parents were dead when their house collapsed in Qushan Town of Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County of Sichuan in the May 12 quake. (Xinhua Photo)

(Source: Xinhua)

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