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A total of 130,000 PLA (People's Liberation Army) soldiers participated in relief work after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:28 p.m. on May 12, 2008.

Jiang Wanliu, senior reporter with the PLA Daily, captured their rescue operation by taking on-the-spot pictures in Sichuan Province, between May 13 and 27.
2:15 p.m., May 16, 2008. Rescuers search carefully under the rubble
9:30 a.m., May 17, 2008. The PLA medical team check a female survivor, Chen Xi, who was buried for 103 hours under the debris
11:21 a.m., May 17, 2008. The PLA rescue team takes their search operation to remote areas on foot
12:20 p.m., May 17, 2008. Soldiers from anti-chemical warfare corps prepares to disinfect the area
6:41 a.m., May 18, 2008. The Second Artillery Corps is the main body behind road repair and temporary facility setup
6:41 a.m., May 18, 2008. Military vehicles can be seen every where at the quake zones
6:44 a.m., May 18, 2008. A soldier feeds his own food to a street dog
4:18 p.m., May 18, 2008. A rescue team pulls a dead body out of the rubble
4:18 p.m., May 18, 2008. Soldiers distribute their own mineral water to quake survivors
4:28 p.m., May 18, 2008. Clearing the rubble
4:55 p.m., May 18, 2008. Exhausted rescuers fall asleep as soon as they sit down for a break
6:19 a.m., May 19, 2008. More help arrives in the form of giant machinery
6:23 a.m., May 19, 2008. The rescue team sets up tents in the quake zone
12:50 p.m., May 19, 2008. Rescuers climb to remote places in mountainous areas
12:51 p.m., May 19, 2008. Soldiers from anti-chemical warfare corps engage in epidemic prevention
1:35 p.m., May 19, 2008. A rescue team walks into mountainous territory
1:52 p.m., May 19, 2008. Disinfecting the remains of a building
2:19 p.m., May 20, 2008. Soldiers help quake survivors to set up housing tents
3:55 p.m., May 21, 2008. Machines work at the Rural Credit Cooperative Union of Beichuan
4:43 p.m., May 21, 2008. Huge amount of cash are unearthed from the rubble
5:16 p.m., May 21, 2008. Safe deposit boxes being pulled out of the rubble
9:58 a.m., May 22, 2008. Officials from the CBRC and the PBOC repossess the cash by signing for it
4:04 p.m., May 21, 2008. Helicopters from army aviation regiments prepare for their next quake-relief mission
10:37 a.m., May 24, 2008. A helicopter offloads drinking water
6:29 a.m., May 26, 2008. Soldiers rest on the Tangjiashan quake-lake levee

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