Sichuan’s Earthquake, Six Months Later

The Boston Globe has published a moving photo essay on life in the areas hit by the May 12 earthquake, six months later:

Six months ago, China suffered its worst earthquake in a generation. The magnitude 8.0 Sichuan Earthquake erased many mountain towns and villages from the face of the map, with destruction radiating outward leaving millions homeless, over 300,000 injured, nearly 70,000 dead, and over 18,000 people still listed as missing. Now, as winter approaches, reconstruction is well under way, with priority placed on building houses for survivors still living in temporary tents.

November 27, 2008 10:05 PM
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