People in Nepal releasing balloons at Kathmandu Durbar Square last Saturday in memory of the 9,000 people killed in an earthquake that hit the country a year ago.
Thousands of people gathered at the tourist landmark, which was damaged during the 7.8-magnitude earthquake. The disaster struck on April 25, but commemorations were also held yesterday - the quake anniversary according to the Nepalese calendar.
Apart from the damage to hundreds of thousands of homes, the disaster reduced more than a hundred monuments to rubble and damaged another 560 structures, including many centuries-old temples and royal palaces, in the Kathmandu valley that used to attract visitors from around the world.
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