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A Nepalese worker demolishes a house that was destroyed during an earthquake at Sankhu, on the outskirt of capital Kathmandu, Nepal. 13 January 2016. The Nepal authority of reconstruction is scheduled its formal function to rebuild Nepal nationwide from 16 January 2016. The International community had pledged $4.1 billion for rebuilding Nepal. On 25 April 2015, a earthquake of 7.9 magnitude left Nepal devastated over half a million houses were completely destroyed affecting millions of Nepalese which has killed  over 9,000 people.

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A Nepalese worker demolishes a house that was destroyed during an earthquake at Sankhu, on the outskirt of capital Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday

A Pakistani boy examines a house damaged caused by massive earthquake in Mingora, the main town of Swat valley, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Officials say rescuers are struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan

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A Pakistani boy examines a house damaged caused by massive earthquake in Mingora, the main town of Swat valley, Tuesday

Ships are seen in the street after an earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile, September 17, 2015. Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves into coastal towns, forcing more than a million people from their homes

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Ships are seen in the street after an earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile. Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves into coastal towns, forcing more than a million people from their homes

Man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu...A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal August 20, 2015

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A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday

Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate in a metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill

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Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate in a metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill designed to boost preparedness in the country at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in a massive drill across Manila on Thursday to brace for an earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions.

Nepalese boy Santosh Nepali, 15, washes himself at a damaged water spout in Thamel, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The historic spout was damaged during April earthquake

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Nepalese boy Santosh Nepali washes himself at a damaged water spout in Thamel, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The historic spout was damaged during April earthquake

A woman walks past collapsed houses that were damaged during the earthquake in Bhaktapur July 14, 2015. Two months after massive twin earthquakes killed 8,897 people in Nepal, nearly three million survivors, many in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas, still needed shelter, food and basic medical care as the yearly monsoon bore down on the Himalayan nation, the U.N. said in a report released last week

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A woman walks past collapsed houses that were damaged during the earthquake in Bhaktapur on Tuesday

A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Nepal's gross domestic product will probably grow 3.8% in the year through July 15 compared with a previous forecast of 4.6%, after the earthquake in April devastated the Himalayan nation, according to Asian Development Bank's Nepal economist Chandan Sapkota

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A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Dr. Patrick from France gives an earthquake victim from Langtang district an acupuncture treatment inside the temporary medical camp at a Tibetan Monastery in Kathmandu

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Dr. Richard Patrick from France gives an earthquake victim from Langtang district acupuncture treatment inside the temporary medical camp at a Tibetan Monastery, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

A boy takes a shower inside a Tibetan monastery in Kathmandu...A boy takes a shower inside a Tibetan monastery, a month after the April 25 earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 28, 2015. According to an official, 492 earthquake victims from Langtang district have been temporally sheltered at the monastery after they were rescued from their villages. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A boy takes a shower inside a Tibetan monastery, a month after the April 25 earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal. According to an official, 492 earthquake victims from Langtang district have been temporally sheltered at the monastery after they were rescued from their villages

A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains.

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A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains

Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes on 05 April 2015 and 12 May 2015. The official death toll for the 12 May 7.3 magnitude quake rose to 117, authorities said, in addition to the 8,202 victims claimed by the April 25 earthquake.

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Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes

A man reads a newspaper as his friend looks at his mobile phone, as they sit next to collapsed houses on the outskirts of in Kathmandu

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A man reads a newspaper as his friend looks at his mobile phone, as they sit next to collapsed houses on the outskirts of in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday

Women walk through debris in the early morning hours in Bhaktapur

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Women walk through debris in the early morning hours in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, on Thursday . The Himalayan nation is still reeling from a devastating quake measuring 7.8 last month that killed more than 8,000 people and injured close to 20,000.

A Nepalese resident carries a child as she walks past damaged homes in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 13, 2015, following a new earthquake that hit May 12.  Rescuers were battling to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as the search continued for a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid. Thousands of traumatised survivors spent the night outdoors, afraid to return to their houses after the 7.3-magnitude quake hit, less than three weeks after the country was devastated by its deadliest quake in more than 80 years.

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A Nepalese resident carries a child as she walks past damaged homes in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Wednesday, following a new earthquake that hit the day before

Earthquake Aftermath in Kathmandu

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Nepalese search for open space as a strong earthquake hits Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday. The quake that hit Nepal on 12 May 2015 had a magnitude of 7.3, the United States Geological Society says, and was followed by several strong aftershocks.

Nepal military personnel work to clear rubble along the street of Bashantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site, after the April 25 earthquake at Kathmandu in Nepal, May 7, 2015.

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Nepal military personnel work to clear rubble along the street of Bashantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site, after the recent earthquake at Kathmandu in Nepal on Thursday

Nepalese villagers collect aid dropped by an Indian helicopter on Wednesday in Hulchuk, Nepal.  A major 7.9 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday 25th April, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 7000 dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. Regular aftershocks have hampered recovery missions as locals, officials and aid workers attempt to recover bodies from the rubble

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Nepalese villagers collect aid dropped by an Indian helicopter on Wednesday in Hulchuk, Nepal

A pedestrian walks on the wreckage of destroyed homes in the village of Satungal on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Tuesday following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal on April 25. Nepal, one of Asia's poorest countries, faces a crippling multi-billion dollar post-quake reconstruction bill that will set it back years, just as its economy was looking up after a decade-long civil war.

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A pedestrian walks on the wreckage of destroyed homes in the village of Satungal on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Tuesday following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal on April 25

This photo taken on April 30, 2015 shows...This photo taken on April 30, 2015 shows an elderly man posing for a photo on the ruins of his damaged home in Paslang village in Gorkha, Nepal. Desperate survivors living at ground zero of Nepal's earthquake felt abandoned to their fate on May 1 after losing their loved ones and livelihoods in a disaster that has claimed more than 6,300 lives.     CHINA OUT   AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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An elderly stands in the ruins of his damaged home in Paslang village in Gorkha, Nepal. The Earthquake that has claimed more than 6,300 lives