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In pics: A week after massive quake, Nepal slowly recovering

Nearly a week after a massive earthquake killed more than 6,200 people and shattered buildings, temples and homes, Nepal is attempting to recuperate from the tragedy. We take a look at the seven days since the earthquake with pictures.

world Updated: May 02, 2015 10:05 IST
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Nearly a week after a massive earthquake killed more than 6,200 people and shattered buildings, temples and homes, Nepal is slowly recovering from the tragedy.

The country urgently needs basic aid like shelter and food, while remote villages remain cut off from help.

The UN has estimated the magnitude 7.9 quake that struck on April 25 affected 8.1 million people - more than a fourth of Nepal's population of 27.8 million.

In Kathmandu, rescue workers in orange jumpsuits continue to search through collapsed buildings, but fewer tents stand in a central part of the capital that had been packed with people in the first few days. Some residents who had been fearful of aftershocks have left the city or moved elsewhere.

Hindustan Times photographers Gurinder Osan and Raj K Raj, who are in ground zero, focus on the aftermath of the earthquake in these powerful images:

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One of the many sites in Kathmandu's Bhaktapur damaged in the devastating earthquake. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

(April 28, 2015)
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A family member breaks down during mass cremations at the Pashupati Creamtion Ghat Gorund, in Kathmandu. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

(April 27, 2015)
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People perform last rites during a mass cremation ceremony at the Pashupati Cremation ground. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

(April 29, 2015)
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An injured recuperates at the Bir Hospital in Kathmandu. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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A man walks past debris of buildings shattered by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake with a television set. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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People look after the injured admitted at Kathmandu's Bir Hospital. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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A woman breaks down after visiting her injured father admitted at Kathmandu's Bir Hospital. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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An injured child admitted at the Bir Hospital in Kathmandu. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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A victim recovers at a makeshift ward next to the government hospital in Chautara. (Gurinder Osan/HT Photo)

(April 29, 2015)
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A medical team distributes dry milk, ORS, medicine and other relief material sent by the Indian government at a survivor camp in Bhaktapur. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

(April 30, 2015)
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Women perform last rites of their relatives during a cremation ceremony at Hanuman Ghat in Bhaktapur area. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

(May 01 2015)
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Quake victim Kamla undergoes treatment at the Bir Hospital in Kathmandu. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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A kid enjoys a bath at a survivor camp in Kathmandu's Tundikhel grounds. (Gurinder Osan/HT Photo)

(May 01, 2015)
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11-year-old Biraj undergoes treatment at Kathmandu's Bir Hospital four days after the earthquake. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

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A family settles in for the evening at a survivor camp in the Tundikhel grounds of Kathmandu. (Gurinder Osan/HT Photo)

(May 01, 2015)