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Photos then and now in Wenchuan | Updated: 2013-05-10 17:32

Five years have passed since I went to Beichuan county, soon after the Wenchuan earthquake on May 12, 2008. Many things changed before my return. Working from memory, I try to take photos at the same places I visited five years ago.

Photos then and now in Wenchuan

A firefighter looks into a quake-damaged house, calling: Is anyone inside, in Beichuan Qiang autonomous county, Sichuan province, May 19, 2008.[Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily]

Photos then and now in Wenchuan

The quake-damaged house in Beichuan county still sits unrepaired, on Tomb-Sweeping Day, April 4, 2013. Five years ago, a firefighter stepped from his truck and looked into the house, calling: Is anyone inside?[Photo by Huo Yan/China Daily]

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