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National day of mourning for quake victims in China

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 9:17 AM

China is holding a national day of mourning for victims of the powerful earthquake in Qinghai province.

Flags are flying at half-mast across the country and public entertainment curtailed as a mark of respect, one week after the quake hit.

The official death toll has now reached 2,039.

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless by the earthquake but relief supplies are now pouring into worst hit areas.

Another 195 people are still missing after the 6.9 magnitude quake.

Rescue workers are continuing to dig through the rubble in and around Jiegu in Yushu County.