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Powerful earthquake hits Nepal

Updated 2104 GMT (0504 HKT) May 3, 2015
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Nepalese police officers clear debris from Durbar Square in Kathmandu on Sunday, May 3. A magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, April 25. The earthquake and its aftershocks have turned one of the world's most scenic regions into a panorama of devastation, killing and injuring thousands. PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
An injured Nepalese woman is carried by villagers toward an Indian army helicopter to be airlifted from Philim village in Gorkha district in Nepal on May 3. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Tsayana family warm themselves next to a fire outside their damaged house on May 3 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. David Ramos/Getty Images
A woman receives comfort during the funeral of her mother, a victim of Nepal's deadly earthquake, on Friday, May 1, in Kathmandu. Bernat Amangue/AP
Hindu priests perform rituals during the cremations of victims at the Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu on May 1. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
People await aid from an Indian army helicopter in front of damaged homes in Kulgaun, Nepal, on May 1. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images
An injured woman gets carried on a stretcher at Kathmandu's airport after being evacuated from Melamchi, Nepal, on May 1. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
A member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department guides his sniffing dog through a collapsed building in Kathmandu on Thursday, April 30. Omar Havana/Getty Images
A teenage boy gets rushed to a hospital April 30 after being rescued from the debris of a building in Kathmandu days after the earthquake. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
A man is freed from the ruins of a hotel by French rescuers in the Gangabu area of Kathmandu on Tuesday, April 28. Reuters identified the man as Rishi Khanal. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Nepalese military police search through rubble outside Kathmandu on April 28. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
People rest April 28 in a temporary housing camp in Kathmandu. Large encampments of tents have sprung up in open areas, including a wide space belonging to the military in the center of the capital. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
A family collects belongings from their home in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on Monday, April 27. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Damaged buildings lean to the side in Kathmandu on April 27. Wally Santana/AP
Members of the Nepalese army retrieve bodies from a collapsed building in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu on April 27. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Nepalese soldiers carry a wounded woman to a helicopter as they evacuate people from Trishuli Bazar, Nepal, on April 27. Altaf Qadri/AP
People charge their cell phones in an open area in Kathmandu on April 27. Bernat Armangue/AP
Emergency personnel evacuate an injured man to a waiting helicopter in Trishuli Bazar on April 27. Altaf Qadri/AP
An aerial view of the devastation in Kathmandu on April 27. The destruction in Nepal's capital is stark: revered temples reduced to rubble, people buried in the wreckage of their homes, hospitals short on medical supplies overflowing with patients. Kishor Rana/CNN
Residents rescue items from the debris of houses damaged in the quake in Kathmandu on April 27. Bernat Armangue/AP
An aervial view shows ruined buildings in Trishuli Bazar on April 27. Altaf Qadri/AP
A woman prays at a ruined temple in Kathmandu on April 27. Bernat Armangue/AP
People rest in temporary shelters in Kathmandu on April 27. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Residents cycle over damaged roads on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Sunday, April 26. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
Four-month-old Sonit Awal is held up by Nepalese army soldiers after being rescued from the rubble of his house in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on April 26. Amul Thapa/KathmanduToday.com/AP
The newspaper that provided photographs of the baby's rescue says the Nepalese army initially left the site, thinking the baby had not survived. Hours later when the infant's cries were heard, soldiers came back and rescued him. Amul Thapa/KathmanduToday.com/AP
The newspaper adds the Nepalese Army had initially failed to rescue the baby and left the site thinking the baby had not survived. Hours later when the baby's cries were heard the army came back and rescued him. kathmandutoday.com
A woman cries after identifying the body of a relative in Bhaktapur on April 26. Omar Havana/Getty Images
Men clear debris in Bhaktapur on April 26. Omar Havana/Getty Images
A truck evacuates residents from Kathmandu on April 26. Omar Havana/Getty Images
A Buddha statue is surrounded by debris on April 26 from a collapsed temple in the UNESCO world heritage site of Bhaktapur. Omar Havana/Getty Images
An elderly woman is helped to her home after being treated for her injuries in Bhaktapur on April 26. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Family members break down on April 26 during the cremation of a loved one killed in Bhaktapur. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Smoke from funeral pyres fills the air at the Pashupatinath temple on the banks of Bagmati River in Kathmandu on April 26. Bernat Armangue/AP
Members of India's National Disaster Response Force look for survivors in Kathmandu on April 26. Manish Swarup/AP
Rescue workers remove debris on April 26 as they search for victims in Bhaktapur. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
People look at the debris of one of the oldest temples in Kathmandu on April 26. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
People sleep on a street in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Saturday, April 25. A seemingly endless series of aftershocks continued to roil the area, further traumatizing survivors. NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA/Landov
Civilian rescuers carry a person on a stretcher in Kathmandu on April 25. NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA
People try to free a man from the rubble in Kathmandu on April 25. Cheers rose from the piles when people were found alive -- but mostly bodies turned up. NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA
Pedestrians walk past collapsed buildings in Kathmandu on April 25. Arne Adrian/DPA/ZUMA Wire
Azim Afif, of the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia climbing team, provided this photo of their Mount Everest base camp after it was ravaged by an avalanche triggered by the earthquake on April 25. All of Afif's five-member team survived. Azim Afif/AP
Rescuers clear rubble in Kathmandu's Basantapur Durbar Square on April 25. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
A temple on Hanumandhoka Durbar Square lies in ruins after an earthquake in Kathmandu on April 25. Sunil Sharma/Xinhua/Landov
Dharahara, a tower dating back to 1832 that rose more than 60 meters (200 feet) and provided breathtaking views of Kathmandu and the surrounding Himalayas, collapsed in the earthquake on April 25. Sunil Sharma/Xinhua/Landov
The hand of a statue is seen under debris in Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Pratap Thapa/Xinjua/Sipa
A Nepalese man and woman hold each other in Kathmandu's Basantapur Durbar Square on April 25. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
A victim of Nepal's earthquake lies in the debris of Dharahara after it collapsed on April 25 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Omar Havana/Getty Images
Rescuers look for victims under a collapsed building in Kathmandu on April 25. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Volunteers carry a body recovered from the debris of a collapsed building in Kathmandu. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
A victim's body is seen in the debris of the collapsed Dharahara on April 25. Omar Havana/Getty Images
Emergency rescue workers carry a victim from Dharahara after the tower in Kathmandu collapsed on April 25. Omar Havana/Getty images
People free a man from the rubble of a destroyed building in Kathmandu. NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA/LANDOV
A man walks past a collapsed temple at Basantapur Durbar Square. Omar Havana/Getty Images
Rescue workers clear debris in Kathmandu while searching for survivors. Omar Havana/Getty Images
People huddle together outside a hospital in Kathmandu. Eyewitnesses said residents were scared and waiting for aftershocks to end. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
People search for survivors stuck under the rubble of a destroyed building in Kathmandu. NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA/LANDOV
Injured people receive treatment in Kathmandu. A CNN reporter said medics were focused on treating the most severely injured. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Emergency rescue workers search for survivors in the debris of Dharahara on April 25. Omar Havana/Getty Images
An injured child lies on the ground outside a hospital in Kathmandu on April 25. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
People help with rescue efforts at the site of a collapsed building in Kathmandu. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
An injured child receives treatment outside Medicare Hospital in Kathmandu on April 25. Residents, after a relentless series of aftershocks, have been remaining outdoors. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
The rubble of collapsed walls fills a street in Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 25. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty