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Photo feature: Nepal - outside Kathmandu

Residents of Bungamati, just outside the Nepali capital Kathmandu, stare at their old homes after a devastating earthquake
Residents of Bungamati, just outside the Nepali capital Kathmandu, assess their former homes (Juliette Rousselot/IRIN)

In the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, mountainous roads have been blocked by landslides and avalanches, leaving the relief effort heavily reliant on helicopters.  But bad weather is restricting their ability to fly, severely hampering the delivery of aid to remote villages.

IRIN travelled first to the city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO world heritage site about 12 kilometers outside Kathmandu, then on to the smaller communities of Harisiddhi and Bungamati where residents told of devastating physical damage and personal loss.

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