Day of mourning for quake victims

2010-04-21 08:22 BJT

Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |

A week has passed since the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Yushu County, in northwest China's Qinghai Province. In the past week, people across China have been showing their support and sympathy for the victims of the disaster. On Wednesday, China will hold nationwide activities to mourn those who were killed in the strong earthquake.

Half past 5 Beijing time, Guards of honor marched to Beijing's Tian-anmen square.

The country's flag is flying at half mast, in memory of the thousands of people who perished in the deadly earthquake.

People arrived before dawn, gathering around the square to witness the moment of the flag-raising ceremony.

Flag on Tian'anmen Square at half-mast to mourn quake dead.
Flag on Tian'anmen Square at half-mast to mourn quake dead.