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September 19, 2011
Associated Press photo

A young Buddhist monk looks on at a monastery damaged by Sunday’s earthquake in Gangtok, India, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. Rescue workers in helicopters and earth movers raced Monday to reach Indian villages cut off by mudslides after a powerful earthquake damaged more than 100,000 homes in the remote Himalayan region, officials said.

Niranjan Shrestha photo

Nepalese women remove bricks of the damaged house to make way for pedestrians after an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 shook northeastern India on Sunday night, in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. Rescue workers used shovels and their bare hands to pull bodies from the debris of collapsed buildings Monday, as the death toll from an earthquake that hit northeast India, Nepal and Tibet rises.

Niranjan Shrestha photo

A Nepalese woman removes bricks of the damaged house to make way for pedestrians after an earthquake in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. Rescue workers raced Monday to clear roads blocked by mudslides as they scrambled to reach remote villages cut off after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.9 shook northeast India, Nepal and Tibet.