Before and after the Nepal earthquake

Updated 10:05 AM ET, Mon April 27, 2015
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Kathmandu's nine-story Dharahara tower is shown in July 2013. Sunil Sharma/Xinhua/Landov
Rubble is all that's left of the Dharahara tower on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The tower was built in 1832. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
The Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, is seen in May 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Damage to the Swayambhunath Stupa complex is evident April 26, a day after the earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal. NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA
Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu as seen in November 2008. Chad Buchanan/Getty Images
Basantapur Durbar Square after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015. Sunil Sharma/Xinhua/Landov
The Pashupatinath Hindu temple in Kathmandu is seen in June 2014. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
On Sunday, April 26, Pashupatinath temple became a backdrop for a mass cremation for some of the thousands killed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Patan Durbar Square in Patan, Nepal, a 5.5-mile drive from Kathmandu, is shown on April 13, 2014. SASIMOTO/Shutterstock
A fallen temple is seen in Nepal's Patan Durbar Square after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake. While many structures in the square were heavily damaged, three major structures -- Krishna Temple, Vishwanath Temple, and Bhimsen Temple (not pictured) -- are believed to have survived largely intact. Pratap Thapa/Xinhua/SIPA