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May 27, 2008

Earthquake Damage in Beichuan County

Beichuan Qiang County, in Sichuan, China was one of the worst-affected regions during the Great Sichuan Earthquake of May 12, 2008. The townships of Qushan and Leigu were hit particularly hard, concrete structures crumbling to rubble under their own weight, or being crushed by landslides. (10 photos total)

A general view shows the earthquake-hit Beichuan county, about 160 km (99 miles) northeast of the epicenter of Wenchuan county, Sichuan province, May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA).

A general view of the damaged town of Beichuan in southwest China's Sichuan province on May 13, 2008. AFP PHOTO/XINHUA (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

A survivor stretches his hand out from the debris of a collapsed building in Beichuan County. Picture taken May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA)

The hand of a dead body lies on the ground amongst the rubble of the earthquake ravaged town May 15, 2008 in Beichuan, Sichuan province, China. (Photo Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Rescuers gather on a collapsed building in the earthquake-struck county of Beichuan, southwest China's Sichuan province on May 15, 2008. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A general view shows collapsed buildings in Beichuan County, May 15, 2008. (REUTERS/Stringer CHINA)

Rescuers search for victims in the debris of collapsed buildings in Beichuan County, Wednesday, May 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Color China Photo)

Soldiers carry a wounded elderly man out from a collapsed building in Beichuan County, May 14, 2008. (REUTERS/Guangquan CHINA).

Two police cars patrol along a street among the ruins of collapsed buildings in the depopulated Beichuan county in China's southwestern province of Sichuan on May 27, 2008. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The father of Li Ke hands over to her toys that he just found in the rubble of his house that was destroyed during last week's earthquake in Leigu Township, Beichuan County, May 24, 2008. (REUTERS/Nir Elias CHINA)

More information and articles:
Quake recovery will be 'arduous,' Chinese official predicts – by William Foreman, May 29
Where once stood a town - by Chien-min Chung, May 25th
Quake ravages western China - by Jake Hooker and Jim Yardley, May 13th
Wikipedia entry for 2008 Sichuan Earthquake