Monday 05 September 2011
Christchurch struggles to rebuild one year after earthquake
A family watches as their earthquake-damaged home in Christchurch is demolished, 26 February 2011
Reuters/Tim Wimborne
By François Mazet

A year ago the 400.000 residents of Christchurch, New Zealand, were woken by an earthquake. The quake was followed by months of aftershocks, including a quake that killed 182 victims on 22 February. Christchurch was partly destroyed, but few residents have left the town while authorities are still working on a long-term rebuilding plan. In Christchurch, people are trying to build new lives, knowing that another big quake could hit tomorrow.

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