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Album on Post-Wenchuan Earthquake Restoration and Reconstruction
2011/05/12

An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale severely jolted Wenchuan County of Sichuan Province, southwest China on May 12, 2008. The earthquake hit the area of 280,000 square kilometers; 68,712 people were killed and 17,921 missing. Some 4 million injured people received medical treatment. More than 10 million people were made homeless.

The reconstruction work was extremely difficult as this was a rare natural calamity. Under the leadership of the Chinese Government, and with the help of all Chinese people and aids from the international community, Sichuan people overcame the difficulties brought by the earthquake.

In three years, buildings and roads were built one after another in the disaster-stricken areas, where smiles came back to the faces of people there. Economy develops again, and the local people are satisfied with their new life and social peace and stability.

In order to thank the international community for its generous support and aid, for Wenchuan's earthquake relief, and to report the progress of the post-quake reconstruction work, we present this Photo Album on Post-Wenchuan Earthquake Restoration and Reconstruction, hoping to share with the audience the rebirth of the earthquake-ravaged Wenchuan.

 

An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale severely jolted Wenchuan County of Sichuan Province, southwest China on May 12, 2008

President Hu Jintao visited the quake victims in Leigu Town of Beichuan

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao was describing the situation of the quake-hit area to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban ki-moon

 

Working at the frontline of the rescue operation

 

An official mourning ceremony in China for quake victims on 19 May at 14:28;

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and representatives of the UN Security Council members stand in a silent tribute to the Chinese earthquake victims, 20 May 2008

 

International medical rescue teams and relief supplies transported to China

 

 

 

Rescue teams from Singapore, Russia, Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Cuba, Italy, United States and other countries working at the frontline of the rescue operation

 

   

Chinese around the world gathered with local citizens, mourning the dead victims of the earthquake

Wang Dan, a child of Qushan kindergarten of Beichuan

Receiving treatment and therapeutic exercise

 

 

The new life

 

 

The new homeland

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