Earthquake fury devours all: Nepal's lost heritage

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Idols of gods and goddesses amid the earthquake debris. The massive quake has killed more than 7,000 people in the Himalayan nation. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

Idols of gods and goddesses amid the earthquake debris. The massive quake has killed more than 7,000 people in the Himalayan nation. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

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An idol of Lord Buddha amid rubble after the devastating Nepal earthquake, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)

An idol of Lord Buddha amid rubble after the devastating Nepal earthquake, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)

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An idol of Lord Ganesha lies buried in debris, as Nepal Army personnel and volunteers carry out rescue ops in Kathmandu after the 7.9-magnitude quake. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)

An idol of Lord Ganesha lies buried in debris, as Nepal Army personnel and volunteers carry out rescue ops in Kathmandu after the 7.9-magnitude quake. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)

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A statue of King Pratap Malla in a praying posture flanked by the devastation caused by the killer temblor, in Kathmandu. (Gurinder Osan/HT Photo)

A statue of King Pratap Malla in a praying posture flanked by the devastation caused by the killer temblor, in Kathmandu. (Gurinder Osan/HT Photo)

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An earthquake-damaged temple stands next to the main stupa at Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

An earthquake-damaged temple stands next to the main stupa at Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

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A cracked section of a stupa after the earthquake in the Swayambhunath stupa complex. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)?

A cracked section of a stupa after the earthquake in the Swayambhunath stupa complex. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)?

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An elderly Nepalese man sits on the entrance to a temple on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The devastation is Nepal has delivered a huge blow to the country's tourism industry. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

An elderly Nepalese man sits on the entrance to a temple on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The devastation is Nepal has delivered a huge blow to the country's tourism industry. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

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An idol of Lord Buddha in Swayambhunath complex in Kathmandu. The devastating earthquake has not spared the country's rich cultural heritage, destroying religious places and historic sites. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

An idol of Lord Buddha in Swayambhunath complex in Kathmandu. The devastating earthquake has not spared the country's rich cultural heritage, destroying religious places and historic sites. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

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A Shivling in Kathmandu's Durbar Square. More than 4,050 rescue workers from 34 different nations have flown to Nepal to help in rescue operations. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

A Shivling in Kathmandu's Durbar Square. More than 4,050 rescue workers from 34 different nations have flown to Nepal to help in rescue operations. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

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A woman prays before an idol of Lord Hanumana amid the debris in Durbar Square area of Kathmandu. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

A woman prays before an idol of Lord Hanumana amid the debris in Durbar Square area of Kathmandu. (Gurinder Osan/ HT Photo)

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