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UPDATED: June 7, 2011 NO. 23 JUNE 9, 2011
One Land, Two Images

HISTORICAL MOMENT: Beichuan County in Sichuan Province suffers the hardest hit in the Wenchuan earthquake on May 12, 2008 (YANG LEI)

The Wenchuan earthquake measured 8.0 on the Richter scale occurred at 2:28 p.m. on May 12, 2008. Wenchuan of Sichuan Province was the epicenter of the devastating quake.

The earthquake killed 69,277 people and injured 374,176, with 18,222 listed as missing. It also left about 4.8 million people homeless.

Thanks to three years of reconstruction work, the regions affected by the Wenchuan earthquake have not only fully recover, but also embarked on the sustainable devleopment path. Among the many projects that injected momentum into the rapid reconstruction process, a majority were undertaken with assistance from provinces and cities across the country.

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Issue 19, May 12, 2011

NEW SPECTACLE: Yijiequ, shown in this aerial picture taken on May 10, 2011, is a newly developed green residential area in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, developed after the Wenchuan earthquake (LIU YINGHUA)

SMOOTH ACCESS: The Xingchuan Bridge in Chuanzhusi Town, Songpan County, Sichuan Province, built by Anhui Province, greatly improves traffic conditions for the multi-ethnic region (LI JIAN)

MODERN SIGNATURE: The Dongqi Bayi Middle School in Mianzhu, Sichuan Province, rebuilt with donations from the Chinese Navy, has teaching facilities far better than it had before the earthquake (LI XIAOGUO)

BEST WISHES: Farmers in Qinglong Village, Anxian County, Sichuan Province, hang red lanterns outside their houses on September 29, 2009, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and their success in post-quake reconstruction (CFP)

BIG EVENT: Residents in Xiaode Town, Mianzhu City, Sichuan Province, show off models of keys to their new homes built by Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, at a hand-over ceremony on December 30, 2009 (XU ZHIQIANG)

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