May 5, 2014. 2 days after 2 landslides buried an estimated 2,000 residents of Abi Barak in the Argo district of the mountainous northeastern state of Badakhshan under hundreds of feet of mud.Andrew Quilty—Oculi for TIME
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Approximately 24 hours after 2 landslides buried over 2000 residents of Argo district in the mountainous northeastern state of Badakhshan under hundreds of feet of mud. The first landslide buried some 300 homes and those who had been inside or on the streets at the time as well as those attending a wedding party. The second landslide struck as villagers attempted to rescue those trapped - digging with shovels and their bare hands. Today - Saturday - rescuers called off a search for survivors due to a lack of heavy machinery required for the massive task. Mohammad Karim Khalili, one of Afghanistan’s two Vice Presidents along with a handful of ministers travelled from Kabul to pay their respects at the site of the landslide today. Saturday 3 May, 2014. Photo by Andrew Quilty / Oculi for TIME. Men from the village look over the site of the landslide from a mound of mud that made it's way up the adjacent side of the valley. Saturday 3 May, 2014. Photo by Andrew Quilty / Oculi for TIME.
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May 5, 2014. 2 days after 2 landslides buried an estimated 2,000 residents of Abi Barak in the Argo district of the moun

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Pictures of the Week: May 2 - May 9

May 09, 2014

From deadly landslides in Afghanistan and elections in South Africa, to setting the stage for the World Cup and Eurovision's beautiful, bearded songstress, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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