In pictures: Nepal overwhelmed by quake

Nepal is reeling from a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck on Saturday, levelling buildings, destroying roads and taking many lives.

Nepalis are struggling to treat the injured and deal with the dead as strong aftershocks continue to shake the region.

Image caption Smoke billows from Pushpathinath temple in Kathmandu on Sunday as funeral pyres burn
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Image caption Mass cremations are taking place around the city as survivors say goodbye to loved ones who perished when the quake hit
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Image caption Meanwhile, frantic efforts continue to reach survivors
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Image caption Neighbouring countries have dispatched supplies, rescue personnel and equipment. But there is little sign of an organised relief effort on the street
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Image caption Tent cities have sprung up in open ground around Kathmandu
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Image caption Infrastructure in the capital has been badly hit and there has still been no full assessment of the quake's impact around its epicentre to the north-west of Kathmandu
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Image caption Rescuers are trying to get climbers out from Everest, but their efforts have been hampered by fresh avalanches triggered by aftershocks
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Image caption There is a scramble to leave by tourists and foreign nationals living in Nepal - such as these Indians queuing at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu

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