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Survivors of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Evacuate Beichuan, China

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Survivors of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Evacuate Beichuan, China

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On May 12, 2008, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 hit China's mountainous Sichuan province, home to more than 15 million people. Roughly 70,000 people died and 18,000 were reported missing. Thousands of classrooms collapsed, igniting a feud between victims' parents and the Chinese government.

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