1. I came to Kathmandu one month before the earthquake hit. I returned — one month after.

    I came to survey recovery efforts following a month of international aid. Over 8,000 people died in this series of earthquakes that hit Nepal starting on April 25. Over 500,000 families lost their homes and hundreds of thousands more were damaged.

    A journey through earthquake-ravaged Nepal, a follow-up video to my earlier piece highlighting Kathmandu’s unique culture. Part two, now online at @nytvideo @nytimes.

    Part one: buff.ly/1KAnvFr
    Part two: buff.ly/1AKJj0W

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  2. Katmandu's ancient sites were woven into the vibrant social and religious fabric of the city. Made of brick and timber, many of these iconic buildings were lost in the earthquake that rocked Nepal.

    "Katmandu, Before the Quake," is something akin to a visual eulogy to the human and cultural loss from the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. The short film pays tribute to Kathmandu's cultural diversity, beauty and shows what life was like in the temples, just weeks before they fell.

    I debated weather or not to make this — but I hope that by in doing so, some of these places that are no longer there, will not only be digitally preserved, but also give inspiration and hope to rebuild.

    SEE ALSO:
    • One month after the earthquake, I returned to Nepal: vimeo.com/129005562
    • Find out where you can help here: nytimes.com/2015/04/27/world/asia/where-to-donate-for-nepal.html

    Video: Jonah M. Kessel and Maxim Duncan
    Production Assistant: Shikhar Bhattarai
    Music: Tony Anderson — tonyandersonmusic.com/

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  3. China faces rising labor costs and a shortage of workers. But a government project called “replacing humans with robots” is trying to change the face of the work force in Guangdong Province.

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  4. As Beijing makes its pitch to hold the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, environmentalists worry that the decades-long drought in and around the ski venues will further stress water sources.

    See also: "Scientists Question Environmental Impact of China’s Winter Olympics Bid" by Ian Johnson. buff.ly/1HAsvMu

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  5. Mademoiselle Yulia, a fashion designer and style icon with dyed blue hair, is very inspired by the stylish and colorful Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo.

    See more street style videos at nytimes.com/video/fashion-intersection/

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