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A student cries during a ceremony paying respect to the earthquake victims as China begins three days of national mourning on May 19, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The period of mourning will include a three minute silence which will be observed exactly one week after the earthquake hit. A major earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale, the worst in 58 years, jolted China's Sichuan Province May 12. The death toll is now estimated at over 32,000 people and is expected to rise, as 100,000 military troops continue rescue operations. Photo by China Photos/Getty Images. You can donate here.

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