Nepal, one year on: Life in the aftermath of the country's worst earthquake

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An old building near the Mahaboudha temple at Patan, Nepal. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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A biker navigates through an alley blocked by wooden pillars supporting the damaged walls of the Durbar square. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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A neighborhood at Patan where debris are still lying uncleared. The $4 billion aid money that Nepal received through international donations is yet to reach them. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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Women line up to fill water - in the aftermath of earthquake, the water crisis has worsened. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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Locals put loose brick to cover their houses as cost of building material has jumped up. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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There is heavy air pollution all over Nepal. Everybody wears a mask to save themselves from the dust caused by construction material and debris. A lot of people are suffering from asthma and other respiratory disease. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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In the aftermath of the earthquake abandoned houses and abandoned objects are commonplace. Here, Barbie dolls are seen lying at a broken and abandoned house. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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Graffiti on a wall demanding the Indian Media to leave them alone. Thousands of internet users in Nepal took to social media, just a few days after the earthqauke, asking Indian journalists to stop with the 'insensitive' and 'patronising' reporting. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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Durbar square in Kathmandu. The Tourism industry in Nepal has taken a hit after the earthquake. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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Local people move in sections declared 'danger zone' with impunity as tourists desert their favourite spot. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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Local people throng Durbar Square to mark Nepal's annual chariot festival. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma

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Policemen taking selfie-break in Kathmandu market. Image courtesy: Smita Sharma