This image was considered for The Week in Pictures. It didn't make the cut, but the editors were struck by it. The giant-sized bundles in their bright pink wrappings seem more like a cartoon play thing than the sad remnants of the man's material life.
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A man takes a short cigarette break as he carries belongings he recovered from the rubble of the collapsed buildings in the worst earthquake-hit area of Beichuan county, in China's southwestern province of Sichuan on June 25, 2008, on the final day that local residents have been allowed to recover their belongings from the devastated city.