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Survivors of the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake Offer Prayers in Balakot, Pakistan

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Survivors of the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake Offer Prayers in Balakot, Pakistan

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On October 8, 2005, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, which sits atop two colliding tectonic plates. It killed roughly 75,000 people and unleashed massive landslides that buried entire towns.

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