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Relief Efforts Underway for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Rescuers struggle to reach Nepal's more rural communities to assess the damage as supplies begin to run out for survivors of the massive earthquake.

. An elderly woman mourns in front of her destroyed home in the Kumalpur village, on the outskirts of capital Kathmandu, Nepal, April. Kumalpur village is a small village town situated north of Kathmandu where 9 people including 4 children were killed. Besides the fear caused by numerous aftershocks, people camping in open spaces were suffering a combination of rain, hunger and thirst.

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. Local people gather at the top of large mound where once stood a temple to view the scene of devastation in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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. Damaged buildings lean to their sides in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday.

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. People dig through the rubble of destroyed buildings in Durbar Square in Kathmandu on Monday, April 27th, 2015, two days after an earthquake struck the Nepali capital.

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. Rescue teams' members identify bodies dug out of the collapsed Sitapyla church in Kathmandu, Nepal.. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings.

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. Nepalese villagers watch as an Indian air force's helicopter on earthquake rescue operation prepares to land at Trishuli Bazar in Nepal. The death toll from Nepal's earthquake is expected to rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

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. Nepalese victims of Saturday's earthquake lie inside an Indian air force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport.

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. An Indian Air Force officer walks carrying a Nepalese child, wounded in Saturday’s earthquake, to a waiting ambulance as the mother follows after they were evacuated from a remote area at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27. The death toll from Nepal's earthquake is expected to rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

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. An injured woman and her daughter receive medical treatment after arriving at Dhading hospital, in the aftermath of Saturday's earthquake, in Dhading Besi, Nepal.

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. An injured earthquake victim after receiving stitches for a bad head wound at the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. Rescue workers in Nepal scoured through mounds of rubble for earthquake survivors .

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. A man sits on the rubble of his damaged house following Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

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. South Korean rescue team members prepare to leave for the quake-hit area of Kathmandu at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. Approximately 40 members of a South Korean rescue team and aid workers will depart for Kathmandu, Nepal.

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. Residents line up for food in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park on April 27 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 3000 dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors.

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