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Soldiers carry survivor on strecher as residents and rescue workers evacuate towards higher ground from the center of earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 17, 2008. A Chinese county near the epicenter of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake was ordered to evacuate on Saturday amid fears a lake had burst its banks, prompting thousands to flee to the hills to escape possible flooding.
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( Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times / May 17, 2008 )

Soldiers carry survivor on strecher as residents and rescue workers evacuate towards higher ground from the center of earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 17, 2008. A Chinese county near the epicenter of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake was ordered to evacuate on Saturday amid fears a lake had burst its banks, prompting thousands to flee to the hills to escape possible flooding.

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