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Back in May, NPR sent a crew to the Sichuan province in southwest China to do a week long series on China's politics, economy, and culture. But on May 12th, as interviews were underway, the ground started to shake -- it was the beginning of one of the biggest earthquakes on record in modern history, a 7.9 that left 69,000 people dead. For days, the world learned about the disaster from our ATC reporters, who turned out to be in the right place, at a devastating time. Hosts Melissa Block and Robert Siegel, and producer Andrea Hsu join us from the Newseum today to share their stories. And you can read more on their blog, the Chengdu Diary.