Prayers, Protests Mark Nepal Earthquake's First Anniversary

  • Nepalese people release balloons in memory of those who died in last year’s devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • Nepalese people light up candles in the shape of the Dharahara Tower, center and the Kasthamandap temple, top left, which were destroyed in last year's devastating earthquake at the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • Nepalese held memorial services to mark the anniversary of the disaster that killed nearly 9,000 people and left millions homeless. |AP
  • Nepalese people attend a prayer meeting in memory of people who died in last year's earthquake at the Kasthamandap Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • Nepalese people light candles in memory of those who died in last year's devastating earthquake in Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • Government officials, diplomats and ordinary people gathered at the remains of the fallen iconic tower in the Nepalese capital to mark the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed thousands and injured many more in the Himalayan nation. |AP
  • A Nepalese man offers prayers in front of a 'Siva Lingam', symbolic of Hindu god Shiva, as he worships at a temple that was completely destroyed in last year's earthquake at the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • Nepalese protestors shout slogans against the government as they are stopped by police on the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • About 100 protesters scuffled with riot police outside the prime minister's office demonstrating against the slow reconstruction of the homes. More than 600,000 homes were destroyed and around 185,000 damaged in the quake. |AP
  • Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, second right, stands after laying a wreath at the ruins of the Dharahara tower in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • Nepalese people light candles in memory of those who died in last year's devastating earthquake in Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • A Nepalese boy writes condolence messages as others release balloons in memory of those who died in last year’s devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP
  • Nepalese people release balloons in memory of those who died in last year’s devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. |AP