Amar Baramu carried his 70-year-old mother on his back for five hours, then rode with her on a bus for 12 more, to get her to a hospital for the head wound she suffered during the earthquake. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Members of Nepal's Armed Police Force carry an officer as they cheer the successful rescue of a teenager who had been trapped by Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Monks and aid workers walk to the arrival terminal at Kathmandu's international airport. The plane was unable to secure an arrival gate when it landed on Wednesday. Taylor Weidman/LightRocket/Getty Images hide caption

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Girls share a quiet moment before school starts in Barpark village in the Gorkha district, 1984. The village was reportedly at the epicenter of the earthquake. Courtesy of Kevin Bubriski and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University hide caption

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Members of the Nepalese community gather for a vigil and prayer service at a Hindu temple near Seattle. Liz Jones/KUOW hide caption

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People injured in a devastating earthquake receive treatment at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, on Tuesday. Hungry and desperate villagers rushed toward relief helicopters in remote areas of Nepal, begging to be airlifted to safety. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nepalese man checks his cellphone as people stay on open ground from fears of earthquake tremors in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. Niranjan Shrestha/AP hide caption

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A man stands near collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 27, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. Aftershocks tend to get less frequent with time, scientists say, but not necessarily gentler. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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(Left) Nepalese devotees participating in a procession of chariots of god and goddess Ganesh, Kumari and Bhairav during the last day of the Indrajatra festival at Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 22, 2013. (Right) The ruins on the Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu on Saturday. Sunil Sharma/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Nick van Praag of Ground Truth meets with locals of Pakistan's Sindh Province in 2013 to see if they're satisfied with efforts to help them recover from previous floods and prevent damage from any future ones. Kai Hopkins/Ground Truth hide caption

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The California Aqueduct carries water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Southern California. It is one of four aqueducts in the region that glide across the San Andreas Fault. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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A man picks up fallen goods at a CVS store after an earthquake hit Friday near La Mirada, Calif. The magnitude-5.1 earthquake was widely felt in the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Multiple crews work to restore power after a winter storm on Thursday that brought down lines in Fairburn, Ga. Friday night's small quake was the latest event to rattle nerves in the region. John Amis/AP hide caption

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