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Drones help rescue efforts in Nepal

Unmanned aerial vehicle, "Scout," flies in front of Hindu temple "Kalmochan Mahadev Temple" in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 30.   © Aeryon Labs Inc./GlobalMedic

NEW DELHI -- Drones have an image problem because of their role in the U.S.-led war on terrorism. But not all drones are killing machines. Some are the opposite, as demonstrated by their deployment to aid the humanitarian effort in quake-ravaged Nepal.

     The skies above Kathmandu filled with foreign planes carrying humanitarian aid soon after the devastating earthquake of April 25. Small drones were brought in on the planes by disaster relief organizations to provide aerial support to teams on the ground.

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