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A girl in a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Portraits in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan

By Loubna Mrie

On Monday, Oct. 26, a powerful earthquake struck Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.

Estimated at 7.5 on the Richter scale, the earthquake devastated homes and schools, and even cracked glaciers in a nearby mountain range, Pakistani authorities told the BBC. More than 360 people are known to have died so far, and the death toll is likely to rise.

The portraits of victims and survivors below were shot by AP photographers in northern Pakistan, near the epicenter of the quake.

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Rushing an injured woman to a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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A Pakistani boy holds a photograph of his grandfather, who was killed by the earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Habiba Bibi, who was injured in Monday’s earthquake, is treated at a local hospital in Chitral, Pakistan.
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Rehmatud Din lost his daughter in Monday’s earthquake, in Chitral, Pakistan.
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A Pakistani woman who lost her two grandsons in Monday’s earthquake, in Jinjara village in Chitral, Pakistan.
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People who were injured in Monday’s deadly earthquake arrive at Peshawar airbase in Pakistan.
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Pakistani soldiers carry a victim after she was airlifted from Chitral, at Peshawar airbase in Pakistan.