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Quakes batter southwest China

Updated 8:49 PM ET, Tue September 11, 2012
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Rescuers move a tent at a temporary hospital destroyed by floodwaters on Tuesday, September 11, in Yiliang County, Yunnan Province, China. Downpours have flooded some settlements for the homeless quake victims and triggered mudslides in the mountainous county. At least 81 people were killed and 821 others injured after two earthquakes jolted the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces on Friday. ChinaFotoPress/Getty
People clean up the mess after a mudslide hit a temporary hospital on Monday. Barcroft Media /Landov
Nurses join soldiers to clear mud and debris from the hospital on Monday. Barcroft Media /Landov
Injured villagers at the Yiliang People's Hospital lie on beds on Monday, September 10, receiving care for injuries after a series of earthquakes hit Yiliang County, Yunnan Province, on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
Sheng Xianqui, right, is tended by his wife at the Yiliang People's Hospital on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
A man runs past a landslide area on Monday as high winds cause rocks to continue falling days after the earthquakes. AFP/Getty Images
Villagers prepare a grave on Monday for an elderly man killed in Yiliang. AFP/Getty Images
Elderly members of the Peng family sit in their makeshift shelter on Monday after their home was badly damaged. AFP/Getty Images
Chinese soldiers from an engineering unit shout a warning when displacing rocks on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers remove a body Sunday, September 9, after a series of earthquakes hit Yunnan Province in southwestern China on Friday. The four earthquakes struck near the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, the U.S. Geological Survey said. State media reported 80 deaths. Officials fear the death toll may rise as they scramble to reach affected areas. AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers search for survivors Sunday in the rubble of a house that was destroyed by a large boulder in the earthquakes. AFP/Getty Images
A woman is loaded into an ambulance Sunday after being injured in a landslide following a series of earthquakes. AFP/Getty Images
Injured villagers receive medical treatment at an evacuation center in Yiliang on Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Rescue workers run down a road in Yiliang covered in debris from the earthquakes Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Residents receive food aid in Yiliang on Sunday. About 100,000 people have been evacuated and 100,000 others are in need of relocation, state media reported. AFP/Getty Images
A resident returns to his damaged home on Saturday, September 8, after staying out for a night following an earthquake in Yiliang, Yunnan province. Reuters/Landov
Residents rest in a stone cave, their temporary shelter, in Yiliang on Saturday. Reuters/Landov
People clean up the mess after a mudslide hit a hospital on Monday. Barcroft Media /Landov
A injured person lies in bed at a temporary hospital on Saturday. Reuters/Landov
Survivors make their way through the rubble of a collapsed home on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
Survivors gather at a shelter on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
A damaged home is seen on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers walk past a landslide area after a series of earthquakes hit Yiliang County in China's Yunnan Province on Saturday, September 8. Two 5.6-magnitude quakes hit mountainous southwestern China, killing at least 80 people and forcing tens of thousands to leave damaged buildings, state media said. AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers remove a body of a victim on Saturday. The southwestern region of China is prone to earthquakes. In May 2008, a magnitude 7.9 quake in Sichuan province caused widespread devastation, killing at least 69,000 people. AFP/Getty Images
A man reacts as he sits outside his house on Saturday after a series of earthquakes. AFP/Getty Images
Local residents walk past destroyed vehicles at a landslide area on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
People drive by damaged vehicles that were caught in a landslide on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
A nurse waits outside a first aid center on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
A victim's body is removed on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
Injured residents rest in a makeshift medical tent after being attended to at an emergency relief center set up in the town square in Yiliang on September 8. AFP/Getty Images
Residents gather to spend a night in the open at the town square in Yiliang. AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers unload supplies at an emergency relief center in Yiliang on September 8. AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers unload supplies at an emergency relief center in Yiliang on September 8. AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers set up a tent at an emergency relief center in Yiliang. AFP/Getty Images
Aid workers tend to victims at facilities set up in Yiliang after pair of quakes hit on the border of southwestern Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. AFP/Getty Images
Residents rest by the makeshift tents (back) at an emergency relief center set up in the town square in Yiliang. AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers carry children to safe ground after two earthquakes hit Zhaotong, Yunnan province, on Friday, September 7. Reuters/Landov
A crack from an earthquake winds through the ground in Luozehe Town in Yunnan province. Xinhua/Landov
A man stands in front of a damaged house in Xinlong Village of Weining County, in Guizhou province. Xinhua/Landov
A woman cries while she makes a phone call on a blocked road in Yiliang, Yunnan province. AFP/Getty Images
A house collapsed after two earthquakes in Zhaotong. Reuters/Landov
An injured villager is carried on a stretcher by rescuers in Luozehe Town, Yunnan province. Xinhua/Landov
Damaged vehicles sit at a roadside in Yiliang. AFP/Getty Images
Fallen rocks block a road in Yiliang. AFP/Getty Images
Survivors gather to make phone calls by a street in Yiliang. AFP/Getty Images
Vehicles make their way slowly along the road after rocks tumbled in Yiliang. AFP/Getty Images
Rescuers remove a rock from a road in Yiliang. Xinhua/Landov