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Salvaging belongings from a demolished slum in Kathmandu

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A man, whose home was demolished, visits the area on May 9 where 250 squatter homes were demolished, in Kathmandu.

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A woman holds a picture of her grandson recovered from her demolished house in Kathmandu May 9.

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A boy looks up while searches for his belongings in the rubble of his former house at the slum settlement in Kathmandu, May 9, 2012.

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An elderly woman searches for her belongings in the rubble where her house used to stand May 9 at the slum settlement near the bank of Bagmati River, a day after 250 squatter homes, built illegally, were demolished, in Kathmandu.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

A demolished wall of a school is all that is left of the slum settlement near the bank of Bagmati River, in Kathmandu, May 9.

At least 1000 people living in a Kathmandu slum have become homeless and now are living in the park near the slum area. The demolition follows the government's decision to begin evicting nearly 10,000 people who've created squatter camps along the Bagmati river in the Nepali capital.

“I cried my heart out when I saw bulldozers demolishing our home,”34-year-old Manju Adhikari, a mother of daughters aged 15 and 17, told AFP.

“When my younger girl came back from school, she asked me where were we going to live. I didn’t have the answer. We have nowhere to go.”

Full story at Dawn.com

Photos from yesterday's riot, preceding the demolition on PhotoBlog.