Kathmandu: After the Quake 17 images Created 11 Dec 2015
In April 2015, Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, home to 2.5 million people and seven World Heritage sites, was devastated by a major earthquake and its aftershocks. Nearly 9,000 people were killed, hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed, and many historic and religious sites flattened. Greater Kathmandu, which includes the ancient towns of Patan and Bhakatapur and their Durbar Squares—royal centers of temples and palaces—was severely affected. Reconstruction and recovery have been slow, due mainly to government inaction and political infighting. These pictures are from November and December 2015.