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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.

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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

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

People with relief material react as an Indian Air Force helicopter prepares to take-off in a village affected by Saturday's earthquake at Pokhara

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People with relief material react as an Indian Air Force helicopter prepares to take-off in a village affected by Saturday’s earthquake at Pokhara, Nepal, on Friday

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

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Earthquake survivor Pema Lama, 15, is rescued by the Armed Police Force from the collapsed Hilton Hotel, the result of an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal 

TOPSHOTS Nepalese soldiers stand next to...TOPSHOTS Nepalese soldiers stand next to wrecked buildings at Durbar square, a UNESCO world heritage site that was badly damaged by the earthquake, in the historical centre of Kathmandu on April 29, 2015,  following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. Rescuers are facing a race against time  to find survivors of a mammoth earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people when it through Nepal five days ago and devastated large parts of one of Asia's poorest nations.    AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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Nepalese soldiers stand next to wrecked buildings at Durbar square, a UNESCO world heritage site that was badly damaged by the earthquake, in the historical centre of Kathmandu, Nepal 

An injured girl is carried by a Nepal Army personnel to a helicopter following Saturday's earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal,

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An injured girl is carried by a Nepal Army personnel to a helicopter following Saturday’s earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal 

Girl stands in a queue to fill her container with water near the makeshift shelters after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu

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A girl stands in a queue to fill her container with water near the makeshift shelters after Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday

Nepalese army personnel clear the debris of a collapsed house as they carry out rescue operations following Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal...Nepalese army personnel clear the debris of a collapsed house as they carry out rescue operations following Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Nepalese army personnel clear the debris of a collapsed house as they carry out rescue operations following Saturday’s earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Devotees celebrate "Sindoor Jatra" vermillion powder festival at Thimi...Devotees celebrate "Sindoor Jatra" vermillion powder festival at Thimi, in Bhaktapur April 15, 2015. The festival is celebrated by singing, dancing, playing traditional instruments, carrying chariots of various deities around the town, offering prayers and throwing vermilion powder over each other to mark the Nepalese New Year and the beginning of the spring season in the country. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Devotees celebrate the “Sindoor Jatra” vermillion powder festival at Thimi, in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The festival marks the country’s new year and the beginning of the spring season. 

Nepalese women protest sexual and gender based violence...epa04664834 Nepalese youngsters affiliated with Maiti Nepal, a center for rehabilitation and orphanage, cover their faces with polythene bags during a protest against recent acts of violence against women and young girls, Kathmandu, Nepal, 16  March 2015. Nepal has seen a recent increase in cases of sexual and gender based violence, including two acid attacks in Kathmandu on school girls, Seema Magar and Sangeeta Basnet, by as yet unidentified assailants 22 February, and the rape and murder of six year old Pooja Saha from Kalaiya district.  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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Young Nepalese women cover their faces with bags to protest against violence against women in Kathmandu, Nepal. Recent cases include two acid attacks on school girls in the city and the rape and murder of a six-year-old.

Passengers exit from a Turkish Airlines plane soon after it overshot from the runway in Kathmandu.

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Passengers exit from a Turkish Airlines plane soon after it overshot from the runway in Kathmandu, Nepal

A woman carrying a basket walks down a narrow alley as she returns from the vegetable market in Kathmandu on Monday

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A woman carrying a basket walks down a narrow alley as she returns from the vegetable market in Kathmandu on Monday

Nepalese riot police personnel stand guard in front of a barricade during a general strike in Kathmandu January 20, 2015. The general strike was called by various opposition parties, including the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) to demand that the draft of the new constitution is done on time through consensus. The new assembly was elected to write a constitution after the abolition of the 240-year-old feudal monarchy that the Maoists fought against.

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Nepalese riot police stand guard during a general strike in Kathmandu. The strike was called by various opposition parties to demand that the draft of a new constitution is done on time through consensus.