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Enrique Perez
Enrique Perez

At same time deadly earthquake struck Mexico City in year 1985, 7:15 am

Ken Albertsen
Ken Albertsen

When Chinese construct a building, there is always a post in every corner. They don't go for interlocking bricks/blocks for corners. Additionally, all beams are cement, so they have to support their own great weight, as well as the load on top. Often beans are very heavy and have long spans. It's also possible that rebar is used sparsely, and of inferior quality.

A. Symons
A. Symons

Such a strong picture. My heart goes out to everyone affected by the quake.

Jessica Tan
Jessica Tan

The girl in shock sends shivers down my spine. Such a strong picture. 

Susan Juego
Susan Juego

We pray for you brothers from Philippines

Rabindra Saha
Rabindra Saha

I am sure the Chinese Govt. are doing their best to help those affected...but, human tragedy is beyond any repairs...my heart goes to my friends in China... May life get back to normal very soon

Joseph Linzner
Joseph Linzner

terrible headline writers.  what is devastating bout the pictures? Would  "Chinese Earthquake Devastation Photos" tell a more accurate story? I understand using sensationally worded lead ins are currently in vogue but this is National Geographics, not the National Enquirer.  

Carol Music
Carol Music

A true blessing out of such tragedy.

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