In Pictures: Nepal quake, one year on

Nepal holds memorial services on Sunday (April 24) to remember thousands of people killed in a devastating earthquake a year ago, as authorities vow to expedite long-delayed reconstruction projects.The 7.8-magnitude quake killed almost 9,000 people and some four million survivors are still living in temporary shelter, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.


Composite photo of a Nepalese man walking amidst the rubble of collapsed houses after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, on April 27, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 22, 2016. PHOTO: AFP


Composite photo of rescue personnel searching for survivors in Bhaktapur, on April 27, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 22, 2016. PHOTO: AFP


Composite photo of pedestrians walking by earthquake-damaged buildings in Durbar Square, in Kathmandu, on April 28, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 23, 2016. PHOTO: AFP


Composite photo of Nepalese rescue members and onlookers gathering at the collapsed Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu, on April 25, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 22, 2016. PHOTO: AFP


Composite photo of pedestrians walking by damaged buildings in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, on April 28, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 23, 2016. PHOTO: AFP


Composite photo of Nepalese residents walking past road damage in Kathmandu, on April 26, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 22, 2016. PHOTO: AFP


Composite photo of pedestrians walking by damaged buildings in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, on April 25, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 23, 2016. PHOTO: AFP


Composite photo of Nepalese residents walking amidst the rubble of collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, on April 27, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 22, 2016. PHOTO: AFP


Composite photo of Nepalese residents walking beside buildings on Kathmandu, on April 26, 2015 (top) and the same scene on April 23, 2016. PHOTO: AFP