No one could have predicted it. On October 8, 2005, the earth shook throughout the Kashmir region. Rival neighbors Pakistan and India were affected. In Pakistan alone, more than 80,000 people died and nearly 500,000 others were left homeless in the largest quake to hit the region in more than 70 years. Now, as winter settles in, half a million people are living on the edge of survival in tents dotted around the remote mountains that make up Pakistan's Kashmir territory. The world has been inundated with natural disasters in 2005. Will the world be able to pay attention to yet another epic plight as freezing temperatures settle in?
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