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China explosions: Tianjin blasts aftermath in pictures

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image captionPlumes of black smoke continue to rise in the city of Tianjin, after devastating explosions at an industrial facility on Wednesday.
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image captionFirefighters are still at the site, three days after the explosions. Police have continued to search the area, where a man was discovered alive on Saturday.
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image captionOfficials ordered an emergency evacuation of all residents within 3km (2 miles) of the blast site, after the highly toxic chemical sodium cyanide was discovered nearby, state media report.
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image captionThe huge explosions on Wednesday caused massive damage to the site and a nearby lot of cars was completely burnt.
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image captionAn aerial picture shows damaged trucks and a shipping container near the site of explosions
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image captionDozens of people were killed and hundreds were injured. Many firefighters who first attended the scene when the fire broke out were among the dead - and many more are missing, their families desperate for news.
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image captionThe industrial site was near a residential area, and many locals have been forced into temporary shelters.
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image captionPrayers were said for victims outside the city's Taida hospital.

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