Rescue and Recovery in Nepal

Five days have passed since Nepal suffered a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, and rescue teams are still discovering trapped victims alive in the rubble and rescuing them. The massive quake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. The UN launched an appeal for survivors in dire need of shelter, food and medical care as anger boiled at the government's inability to cope with a disaster that has killed more than 5,400 people. Many remote villages affected by the quake are still waiting for rescue and relief teams. The following images were taken in Nepal in just the past few days. [34 photos total]

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Bimala Lopchan Tamang, 15, cries upon learning the death of her husband Udas Tamang, 16, whose body was recovered from collapsed building by rescue workers on the fifth day after the earthquake hit Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 29, 2015. Udas had arrived in Kathmandu from Nuwakot to go overseas to earn money and have a better future with Bimala, whom he married last year. (Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters) #
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Remains of the Karyabinayak temple lay on the ground after collapsing during the earthquake that hit Nepal on April 30, 2015 in Bungamati, Nepal. (Omar Havana/Getty Images) #
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Destroyed villages sit on mountain tops near the epicenter of Saturday's massive earthquake, in the Gorkha District of Nepal on April 29, 2015. Aid reached the hilly district near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake for the first time Wednesday, four days after the quake struck. (Wally Santana/AP) #
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Buddhist monks salvage a statue of a Buddhist deity from a monastery around the famous Swayambhunath stupa after it was damaged by Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu on April 30, 2015. (Niranjan Shrestha/AP) #
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A Nepalese man walks past damaged buildings in Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 30, 2015. (Niranjan Shrestha/AP) #
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Sixty-nine members of the Fairfax County Virginia Urban Search and Rescue Team await takeoff on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware on April 26, 2015. The specially trained team and approximately 70,000 pounds of their supplies deployed to Nepal to assist with rescue operations. (William Johnson, USAF/Reuters) #
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Nepal policemen and US rescue workers prepare to pull out Pemba Tamang, a teenage boy from the rubble of a building five days after the earthquake in Kathmandu, on April 30, 2015. (Manish Swarup/AP) #
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Earthquake survivor Pema Lama, 15, is rescued by the Armed Police Force from the collapsed Hilton Hotel, the result of an earthquake in Kathmandu, on April 30, 2015. (Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters) #
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Members of the Nepalese Armed Police Force carry their officer as they cheer after successfully rescuing earthquake survivor Pema Lam from the collapsed Hilton Hotel. (Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters) #
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Kathmandu as seen from a helicopter on April 29, 2015. (Manish Swarup/AP) #
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Victims of the earthquake are cremated at Pashupatinah Temple on April 29, 2015 in Kathmandu. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images) #
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A man lights his way with a flashlight in the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu on April 29, 2015. (Bernat Amangue/AP) #
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People walk past a house with one side of its walls completely destroyed by Saturday's earthquake in Sakhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 29, 2015. (Bernat Amangue/AP) #
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A boy riding a bicycle looks at a collapsed house after Saturday's earthquake, in Kathmandu, on April 28, 2015. (Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters) #
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A woman sweeps the street next to debris of a collapsed temple at Durbar square in Bhaktapur on April 30, 2015 in Kathmandu. (David Ramos/Getty Images) #
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Nepalese villagers stand in a queue to receive food being distributed in Sakhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 29, 2015. (Bernat Amangue/AP) #
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Nepalese collect water distributed from a tanker in Kathmandu, on April 29, 2015. (Bernat Amangue/AP) #
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A resident tries to clear debris from his house at a village following Saturday's earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, on April 28, 2015. (Danish Siddiqui / Reuters) #
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Nepalese police cover the body of a victim of Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu on April 30, 2015. (Bernat Amangue/AP) #
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Nepalese victims of the earthquake stand next to debris of collapsed houses in Bhaktapur on April 30, 2015. (David Ramos/Getty Images) #
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Passengers wait in a traffic jam of hundreds of vehicles on the mountain highway from Kathmandu near the epicenter of Saturday's massive earthquake in the Gorkha District, Nepal, on April 27, 2015. (Wally Santana/AP) #
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A Nepalese sherpa Gyalzen Sherpa, whose leg was injured by an avalanche, looks out from a window of a chopper as he is flown back to Kathmandu by the Indian Air Force after being rescued in Lukla, Nepal, on April 30, 2015. Sherpa was at the treacherous Khumbu Icefall when an avalanche triggered by Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake hit Everest Base Camp killing more than a dozen and injuring many more. (Bernat Amangue/AP) #
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A destroyed village sits on a mountainside near the epicenter of Saturday's massive earthquake, in the Gorkha District of Nepal, on April 29, 2015. Aid reached the hilly district near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake for the first time Wednesday. (Wally Santana/AP) #
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A Nepalese villager sits inside a makeshift tent at Laprak village, in northern-central Gorkha district on April 30, 2015. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images) #
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An injured girl is carried by a Nepalese Army soldier to a helicopter following Saturday's earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, on April 28, 2015. (Danish Siddiqui / Reuters) #
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Nepalese military personnel try to salvage supplies among the debris of a damaged shop at a devastated area following Saturday's earthquake at Arugat village, near Gorkha, Nepal, on April 29, 2015. (Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters) #
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An Indian girl cries near the coffin of her mother Hema Prabha Saikia, a victim of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, in Gauhati, India, on April 29, 2015. The bodies of six women victims arrived in Gauhati on Wednesday. (Anupam Nath/AP) #
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A boy wades through the water next to the burning pyres of people, who died in Saturday's earthquake, during cremation along a river in Kathmandu on April 28, 2015. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters) #
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Sanjit Karki, 6, an earthquake survivor, sits inside a temporary makeshift while under going treatment at the Army Hospital in Kathmandu on April 30, 2015. Sanjit was injured during the earthquake by a landslide while he was walking along a forest carrying firewood. His parents found him after about 20 minutes, lying unconscious near the landslide, and he was airlifted to an army hospital for treatment. (Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters) #
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Nepalese victims of the earthquake search for their belongings among debris of their homes on April 29, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (David Ramos/Getty Images) #
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Ropes weighted down with water bottles are used to apply traction to the legs of an injured girl after she fractured them during Saturday's earthquake, at a hospital in Kathmandu on April 29, 2015. (Danish Siddiqui / Reuters) #
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Earthquake victims chant anti-government slogans while protesting against the government's lack of aid provided to the victims in Kathmandu on April 29, 2015. Officials conceded they had made mistakes in their initial response, leaving survivors stranded in remote villages waiting for aid and relief. Anger and frustration were mounting steadily, with many Nepalis sleeping out in the open under makeshift tents for a fifth night since the country's worst quake in more than 80 years. (Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters) #
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Earthquake survivor Krishna Kumari Khadka, 24, is rescued by French, Israeli and Norwegian rescue teams from a collapsed building six days after the Earthquake in Kathmandu on April 30, 2015. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters) #
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Earthquake survivor Krishna Kumari Khadka, 24, is rescued by French, Israeli and Norwegian rescue teams from a collapsed building six days after the Earthquake in Kathmandu on April 30, 2015. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters) #

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