Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Mei 20, 2008

A Moment of Silence

China’s national flag flies at half-staff at Tiananmen Square in central Beijing. China began three days of national mourning on Monday for more than 30,000 victims of an earthquake that struck Sichuan Province a week ago.

Photo: China Daily/

Beijing motorists on the six-lane Jianguomenwai Avenue stood beside their cars honking their horns for three minutes to honor victims.

Photo: Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press

A student at a ceremony paid respect to the earthquake victims. With more bodies discovered, the confirmed death toll rose to 32,476, the State Council, China’s cabinet, reported. The injured numbered more than 220,000.

Photo: Guang Niu/Getty Images

Students who survived when the earthquake destroyed Beichuan high school observed a silent tribute before resuming classes at a factory training center in Mianyang, Sichuan Province. Dozens of aftershocks have rumbled through the region, extending the damage to buildings and stirring fear among survivors.

Photo: Jason Lee/Reuters

Travelers observed three minutes of silence at Chengdu International Airport.

Photo: European Pressphoto Agency

Rescuers from various military units in earthquake-devastated Beichuan stopped their work for three minutes to pay silent tribute to victims of the quake.

Photo: European Pressphoto Agency


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