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Deadly Earthquake Strikes Northwestern China

Authorities in China say dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured in a powerful earthquake in northwestern Gansu Province. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake, which struck early on July 22, had a magnitude of 5.9, while Chinese officials put the magnitude at 6.6.

A woman points at her collapsed home after a strong earthquake rocked Gansu Province.
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A woman points at her collapsed home after a strong earthquake rocked Gansu Province.

A man offers water to a woman injured in the quake.
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A man offers water to a woman injured in the quake.

Firefighters carry an injured woman on a stretcher.
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Firefighters carry an injured woman on a stretcher.

Injured residents of Minxian district in Gansu receive treatment in an emergency tent outside a hospital.
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Injured residents of Minxian district in Gansu receive treatment in an emergency tent outside a hospital.

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Paramilitary officers search for victims among collapsed houses in Minxian district.
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Paramilitary officers search for victims among collapsed houses in Minxian district.

Injured people receive treatment at a clinic in Dingxi.
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Injured people receive treatment at a clinic in Dingxi.

People wait to be admitted to a hospital.
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People wait to be admitted to a hospital.

A destroyed house in the Dingxi region
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A destroyed house in the Dingxi region

A temporary treatment area is set up outside an overcrowded hospital.
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A temporary treatment area is set up outside an overcrowded hospital.

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