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China explosions: Tianjin blasts aftermath in pictures

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Image caption Plumes 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 caption Firefighters 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 caption Officials 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 caption The huge explosions on Wednesday caused massive damage to the site and a nearby lot of cars was completely burnt.
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Image caption An aerial picture shows damaged trucks and a shipping container near the site of explosions
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Image caption Dozens 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 caption The industrial site was near a residential area, and many locals have been forced into temporary shelters.
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Image caption Prayers were said for victims outside the city's Taida hospital.

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