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An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale and stucking at the seismic intensity of 11 severely jolted Wenchuan County of Sichuan Province, southwest China on May 12, 2008. The earthquake hit the area of 280,000 square kilometers; 68,712 people were killed and 17,921 missing. Some 4 million injured people received medical treatment. More than 10 million people were made homeless.

The reconstruction work was extremely difficult as this was a rare natural calamity. Under the leadership of the Chinese Government, and with the help of all Chinese people and aids from the international community, Sichuan people overcame the difficulties brought by the earthquake.

In three years, buildings and roads were built one after another in the disaster-stricken areas, where smiles came back to the faces of people there. Economy develops again, and the local people are satisfied with their new life and social peace and stability.

In order to thank the international community for its generous support and aid, for Wenchuan’s earthquake relief, and to report the progress of the post-quake reconstruction work, we present this Photo Album on Post-Wenchuan Earthquake Restoration and Reconstruction, hoping to share with the audience the rebirth of the earthquake-ravaged Wenchuan.

Information Office of Sichuan People’s Government

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