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Trembling Kathmandu -- an on-the-ground view

Piles of rubble are all that is left of buildings around Durbar Square. Kathmandu is still reeling from the impact of the April 25 earthquake. (Photo by Tom Vater)

KATHMANDU -- A massive earthquake hit Nepal around midday on Saturday.

     The first quake was severe, shaking Kathmandu, the capital, to the core and destroying some of the most historic parts of the old city. At a packed convention of tattoo artists at the Yak and Yeti, a luxury hotel in central Kathmandu, the quake triggered a stampede from the ballroom and left the hotel badly damaged with cracks in the facade.

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