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Rescuers struggle to reach China quake zone as toll climbs

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Song Zhengqiong, holding her daughter, cries in front of her damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake at Longmen village, Lushan county in Ya'an, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Song Zhengqiong, holding her daughter, cries in front of her damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake at Longmen village, Lushan county in Ya'an, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Rescuers carry out an elderly person from a collapsed house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Qingren township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Rescuers carry out an elderly person from a collapsed house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Qingren township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
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A man walks past a Chinese national flag planted on debris on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

A man walks past a Chinese national flag planted on debris on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
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China's Premier Li Keqiang (C) visits after a strong earthquake hits Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

China's Premier Li Keqiang (C) visits after a strong earthquake hits Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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Rescue workers load relief supplies onto a helicopter to be transported to the earthquake-hit area of Lushan county, at Chengdu airport, Sichuan province April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Rescue workers load relief supplies onto a helicopter to be transported to the earthquake-hit area of Lushan county, at Chengdu airport, Sichuan province April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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ALY SONG

A mother holds her son as she walks past tents at a village, the second day after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the remote, mostly rural and mountainous Lushan county, Sichuan province, April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song

A mother holds her son as she walks past tents at a village, the second day after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the remote, mostly rural and mountainous Lushan county, Sichuan province, April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Rescue workers help pull out a pig from the rubble after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the remote, mostly rural and mountainous Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Rescue workers help pull out a pig from the rubble after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the remote, mostly rural and mountainous Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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JASON LEE

A survivor reacts as she stands in her damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya'an, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. Rescuers poured into a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the death toll from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 164 with more than 6,700 injured, state media said. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

A survivor reacts as she stands in her damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya'an, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. Rescuers poured into a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the death toll from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 164 with more than 6,700 injured, state media said. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
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People lift a coffin as they walk past debris on their way to a funeral on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

People lift a coffin as they walk past debris on their way to a funeral on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily
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JASON LEE

A 61-year-old survivor Wang Mingkai walks on a road after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a village in Lushan county of Ya'an, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

A 61-year-old survivor Wang Mingkai walks on a road after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a village in Lushan county of Ya'an, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
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Cracks are seen on a wall as a villager stands in front of a damaged house on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Cracks are seen on a wall as a villager stands in front of a damaged house on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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JASON LEE

Survivor Chen Zhirong comforts her 18-month-old son next to debris at a village on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Survivor Chen Zhirong comforts her 18-month-old son next to debris at a village on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A view of a collapsed building with a sign reading, "Lushan Kindergarden" after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province is seen in this April 20, 2013 still image taken from TV. REUTERS/China Central Television (CCTV) via REUTERS TV

A view of a collapsed building with a sign reading, "Lushan Kindergarden" after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province is seen in this April 20, 2013 still image taken from TV. REUTERS/China Central Television (CCTV) via REUTERS TV
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A view of cracks on a wall after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province is seen in this April 20, 2013 still image taken from TV. REUTERS/China Central Television (CCTV) via REUTERS TV

A view of cracks on a wall after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province is seen in this April 20, 2013 still image taken from TV. REUTERS/China Central Television (CCTV) via REUTERS TV
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