An 8.0 Richter scale earthquake hit Wenchuan and Beichuan counties in Sichuan on May 12, 2011. The earthquake killed 69,227 people, injured 374,643, and caused 17,923 people missing. It was the most destructive quake since the founding of New China, known as the Wenchuan Earthquake.
Song Xinyi poses for photo in Dujiangyan city of Sichuan on April 5, 2013. Song Xinyi, 8, received visit of medical experts from Beijing on the 5th anniversary of Wenchuan Earthquake. In the earthquake, three-year-old Song Xinyi was buried in the ruin of houses for 40 hours under her parents' dead bodies. When she was transferred to the nearest hospital after being rescued, the rescue team met the then Premier Wen Jiabao who was visiting the quake area. Wen and his entourage made the way for the little girl and the rescue team. (Photo/CFP)
Yang Zhengjie (bridegroom) and Yang Li get married in new Beichuan county in Mianyang of Sichuan province on April 15, 2013. The wedding was previously fixed at the end of 2008. But the earthquake destroyed their home. Finally they rebuilt the home and got married five years later. (Photo/CFP)
Jiang Dan, 23, is in her bacon shop in the new Beichuan county of Mianyang city of Sichuan on April 16, 2013. In the Wenchuan Earthquake, she was buried in the ruins and miraculously survived after being rescued. Now she has re-opened the bacon shop in Beichuan. (Photo/CFP)