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Kashmir earthquake: one year on

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8 October 2006

Photographs marking the first anniversary of the earthquake in Kashmir which killed nearly 75,000 people on 8 October 2005.

Faisal Mahmood

A family lights candles for the victims of 8 October, 2005 earthquake in Islamabad. Pakistan united in mourning on Sunday to remember around 73,000 people killed in an earthquake exactly a year ago, while survivors vented frustration over the pace of reconstruction. Photographed by Faisal Mahmood/REUTERS

Sisters Bibi and Taiba played together all the time. Taiba was killed in the earthquake. Photographed by Shahidul Alam / Concern Worldwide. To see more photographs by Shahidul Alam click here. These images from the Nature’s Fury exhibition are currently on display at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, until January 2007

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