Nepal military personnel clear the rubble which were destroyed after last week's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, May 4, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Nepal's government urged foreign rescue workers in the quake-hit capital to return home Monday as hundreds of people visited Buddhist shrines and monasteries to mark the birthday of Gautam Buddha.Since the April 25 earthquake, 4,050 rescue workers from 34 different nations have flown to Nepal to help in rescue operations, provide emergency medical care and distribute food and other necessities. The death toll from the quake, Nepal's worst in more than 80 years, reached 7,276, police said.Some of the structures around the stupa, built in the 5th century, were damaged in the April 25 magnitude 7.8 quake.
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