Rising up after slide

2011-02-14 10:51:00 | From:

The people of Zhouqu county, Gansu province, have been celebrating Spring Festival six months on from the devastating landslide that claimed more than 1,400 lives.

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Three young women perform traditional dances for local residents in Zhouqu county in Northwest China's Gansu province on Feb. 2 to celebrate Spring Festival. Wang Jing / China Daily

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Six-year-old Tan Fei shows a painting she did about homes in Zhouqu county. Wang Jing / China Daily

Dong Mi

Dong Mi, a 70-year-old local resident, burns paper offerings in memory of family members who she lost in the landslide that hit Zhouqu on Aug. 7, last year. Wang Jing / China Daily



A vendor surnamed Li sells tofu at a local market in the lead-up to the Spring Festival. Wang Jing / China Daily


In these photos, the contrast between the destruction seen on Aug. 8 after the landslide hit the county and the way it looks today can clearly be seen. Wang Jing and Du Lianyi / China Daily

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