12 May 2013 09:15 | By Charles Brewer
2008 Sichuan Earthquake in pictures

May 12, 2013 marks five years since the devastating earthquake in Sichuan claimed the lives of over 70,000 people. We look back at the iconic images of the rescue and recovery.



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Soldiers rescue a child from the rubble after an earthquake in Beichuan, Sichuan province on May 13, 2008. China poured more troops into the earthquake-ravaged province of Sichuan on Wednesday to quicken a search for survivors as time ran out for thousands of people still buried under rubble and mud.

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