This Is Nepal After the Quake

A 7.8 earthquake on Saturday, captured here in 15 images, devastated the poor Asian nation of Nepal, killing more than 4,000 people. Among them were climbers on Mount Everest hit by an avalanche. The cost of rebuilding could "easily exceed" $5 billion, the chief Asia economist at IHS told Bloomberg TV. That's about 20 percent of Nepal’s gross domestic product, Unni Krishnan and Kartikay Mehrotra of Bloomberg News report.

  1. Crazy angles
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    Crazy angles

    Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, on Monday.
    Photographer: Wally Santana/AP Photo
  2. Aftermath
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    Aftermath

    Debris is cleared after buildings collapsed in Bhaktapur.
    Photographer: Omar Havana/Getty Images
  3. Agony
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    Agony

    Nepalese rescuers help a trapped survivor in Kathmandu.
    Photographer: Prakash Mathema/AFP via Getty Images
  4. Buckling pavement
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    Buckling pavement

    Kathmandu.
    Photographer: Tom Van Cakenberghe/Getty Images
  5. The toll on children
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    The toll on children

    An Indian Air Force member at the airport in Kathmandu carries a wounded Nepalese child to a waiting ambulance as the mother rushes to join after they were evacuated from a remote area.
    Photographer: Altaf Qadri/AP Photo
  6. Hunkering down
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    Hunkering down

    Residents take shelter in an evacuation area in Kathmandu.
    Photographer: Omar Havana/Getty Images
  7. Airlift
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    Airlift

    Nepalese soldiers carry a wounded man to an Indian air force helicopter as they evacuate victims from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu's airport.
    Photographer: Altaf Qadri/AP Photo
  8. Help from abroad
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    Help from abroad

    Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay (center, in eyeglasses) visits the collapsed temples at Durbar Square in Kathmandu.
    Photographer: Omar Havana/Getty Images
  9. Majesty
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    Majesty

    The Vatsala Durga temple before the quake.
    Photograph: Getty Images
  10. Ruin
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    Ruin

    The Dharahara tower in Kathmandu collapsed.
    Photographer: Sunil Sharma/Xinhua/ZUMA Wire
  11. Before the quake
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    Before the quake

    The Dharahara tower.
    Photographer: David Pearson/Alamy
  12. Mourning
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    Mourning

    Relatives of a victim walk to a cremation site in Bhaktapur.
    Photographer: Omar Havana/Getty Images
  13. On Everest
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    On Everest

    The quake triggered an avalanche at Everest Base Camp.
    Photographer: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images
  14. Homeless
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    Homeless

    Earthquake victims in Kumalpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
    Photographer: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
  15. Prayers around the world
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    Prayers around the world

    Students pray for Nepal at Nanhua University in Hengyang, China.
    Photographer: AFP via Getty Images