In pictures: China earthquakes hit Gansu province

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image captionTwo powerful earthquakes have struck China's north-west Gansu province, killing dozens of people and leaving hundreds more injured. Many have been left homeless.
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image captionThousands of houses have been damaged, with many collapsing completely. Some areas had power cuts or disrupted mobile communications, the country's earthquake administration said.
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image captionMore than 500 soldiers have been deployed to help with the rescue efforts, state media say. They are searching for survivors trapped under the rubble.
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image captionMuch of the area affected is rural farmland. Mudslides and landslides are reportedly making the rescue efforts difficult in places.
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image captionThe first earthquake that hit near Dingxi city had a magnitude of 5.98 and was shallow, the US Geological Survey said.
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image captionA second quake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit the same area just over an hour later.
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image captionMany villagers have gone to local hospitals for treatment.
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image captionMakeshift medical centres have been set up in the street to care for the injured.
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image captionThe Dingxi government said the earthquake has caused a direct economic loss of 198m yuan ($32m; £21m).

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