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    Posted April 22, 2013 by
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    Chengdu,Sichuan, China
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    Students in Chengdu Pray for the Victims of Ya'an Earthquake

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Chinese student HanksDong took these photos and video of a moving candlelit ceremony held by students at Chengdu's University of Technology in China's Sichuan province, close enough to feel tremors from the weekend's earthquake but far enough to escape serious injury and damage. The gathering was to remember those killed in the quake. "Everyone there was very silent, the atmosphere was smileless and solemn," he says. "Some people just held a candle and stood there. What impressed me is the moment where all the students shouted out 'Go, China! Hold on, China! at the top of their voices."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Till 20:00,22th,April,60 hours have passed since the earthquake strike Ya'an. At least 192 people have been killed and more than 2,100,000 affected.

    In recent two days, aftershocks often can been felt ——some is very soft, but some is strong enough to feel. In 17:05 pm, 21th, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake which it's epicenter is very close to Chengdu once again frightened people there.

    Tonight,students in Chengdu university of technology get together spontaneously to carry out a blessing ceremony to pray for the victims and affected people in Ya'an earthquake. "what can we do now is to wish all the people there can survive the disaster,they are not alone',a student told me.

    Today is Monday, teaching activities aren't affected by the earthquake and its aftershocks. Everything is returning to normal gradually.

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