Students in the earthquake-hit Ludian county of Yunnan province gathered at the Longquan Middle School on September 1 and commenced the first day of school with a solemn flag-raising ceremony, Tencent News.
Standing under their flag, students who endured the 6.5-magnitude earthquake could be seen smiling.
Students returned to makeshift schools for the new semester after the August 3 quake which ravaged the area and left over 600 people dead.
Stories of rescue and public relief efforts in the wake of the disaster have inspired online.
Another 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit Yongshan county, Yunnan just days later. The mountainous southwest province is prone to natural disaster.
By Lucy Liu
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