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Earthquake victims run below a high cliff to avoid falling boulders in a landslide area on the road connecting the villages of Kodari and Barabise.
Children play on a makeshift helipad while waiting for a rescue helicopter to land in the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border.
A resident of the heavily damaged Nepalese village of Kodari removes personal belongings from his house which he says is no longer safe to live in.
Earthquake victims who had been trapped in the village of Kodari for almost a week board a Nepalese Army helicopter.
A Nepalese Army soldier and an an earthquake victim are caught in the downdraft of an army helicopter as it takes off from the village of Kodari.
More the 1500 people are camping around the helicopter landing site in Kodari as they wait to be airlifted out of the village isolated by the earthquake.
Children and pregnant woman are the first to be evacuated from the destroyed Nepalese villages in the Kodari area, near the Tibet border. Lack of organization and limited space on the helicopters has made the rescue operation slow and difficult.
Destruction caused by massive landslides in the Nepalese village of Lipim on the border with Tibet.
Local authorities say they cannot confirm the number of casualties because the slides cover most of the village road.
A pool table that appears to be undamaged as seen through the open door of a building in the Nepalese village of Lipim. Local police report some looting from abandoned houses.
A resident of the Nepalese village of Lipim surveys the damage to a local shop caused by large rocks that fell from a cliff above the town during the earthquake.
A man salvages items from destroyed vehicles and the rubble of buildings near the Tibet border checkpoint in the Nepalese town of Lipim. Bankers and warm clothing are the most sought-after items because of the cold temperatures at night.
Nepalese police officers recover the body of an earthquake victim from the rubble of a building in the town Liping.
Some of the dead are claimed by families which pay for a private helicopter to transport the body of their relative to another location for a funeral.
The 'Friendship Bridge' border crossing to Chinese-controlled Tibet. The crossing in the Nepalese town Kodari was closed by China on May 3rd, eight days after the April 25th earthquake.
On April 27th a second earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck in an area 17 km south of the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border. Massive landslides further blocked the already damaged Araniko Highway which connects the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to the border. A week after the natural disaster 1500 people were still isolated in Kodari where they survived by sleeping in vehicles and improvised shelters. Cold temperatures at night and uncertainty about when it will be possible for them to leave the dangerous area is taking a heavy toll on the local population. A few helicopters from the Nepalese Army are being used to transfer from 12 to 40 people a day to a safer places, but the small number of passengers per trip and a shortage of food is said to create chaos and further hunger for the people waiting to be airlifted. Some people decide to walk the 12 kilometers along the damaged highway that connects Kodari to the town of Barabise where it is possible to travel by bus to the capital.
A body of an unidentified earthquake victim on the road connecting the villages of Barabise and Kodari where hundreds of cars where crushed under landslides.
Police try to contain a mass of people pushing to get on board of one of the Nepalese Army helicopters that randomly land at the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border.
An helicopter of the Nepalese Army landing in the village of Kodari on the Nepal-Tibet border. Hundred of tourists on holiday when the earthquake struck have are waiting to go back to their homes.
A child in the village of Kodari seen through the window of a car where the child's family has been sheltering as they wait for rescuers to take them out of the isolated community.
Villagers and tourists share a shelter in Nepalese town of Tatopani near the Tibet border. The village was cut off when landslides triggered by the earthquake blocked roads.
Earthquake victims in the Nepalese village of Kodari have been living in their cars since the earthquake which destroyed their homes.
A woman prays at a Hindu shrine in front of her home in the heavily damaged Nepalese village of Kodari.
Elderly women made homeless by the earthquake sit under a small shrine dedicated to the victims of the disaster in the village of Kodari.