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New Zealanders bury their dead after quake disaster

The death toll has risen to 159 and hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris

New Zealanders bury their dead after quake disaster
Grant Smith (C) the father of 8mth old earthquake victim Jayden Harris follows the casket containing his son following the funeral at the chapel of John Rhind Funeral Directors on March 2, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll has risen to 159 and the hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris for over 200 still missing following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Tuesday February 22. The quake, which was an aftershock of a 7.1 magnitude quake that struck the South Island city on September 4, 2010, has seen damage and fatalities far exceeding those of the original. (Getty Images)
New Zealanders bury their dead after quake disaster
Mourners farewell 8mth old earthquake victim Jayden Harris following his funeral at the chapel of John Rhind Funeral Directors on March 2, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll has risen to 159 and the hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris for over 200 still missing following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Tuesday February 22. The quake, which was an aftershock of a 7.1 magnitude quake that struck the South Island city on September 4, 2010, has seen damage and fatalities far exceeding those of the original. (Getty Images)
New Zealanders bury their dead after quake disaster
Tracey Harris (R) the mother of 8mth old earthquake victim Jayden Harris is comforted as she mourns the death of her son following the funeral at the chapel of John Rhind Funeral Directors on March 2, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll has risen to 159 and the hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris for over 200 still missing following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Tuesday February 22. The quake, which was an aftershock of a 7.1 magnitude quake that struck the South Island city on September 4, 2010, has seen damage and fatalities far exceeding those of the original. (Getty Images)
New Zealanders bury their dead after quake disaster
Pallbearers carry the casket of earthquake victim Natasha Sarah Hadfield to the hearse following her funeral at the Westpark Chapel on March 2, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll has risen to 159 and the hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris for over 200 still missing following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Tuesday February 22. The quake, which was an aftershock of a 7.1 magnitude quake that struck the South Island city on September 4, 2010, has seen damage and fatalities far exceeding those of the original. (Getty Images)
New Zealanders bury their dead after quake disaster
Mourners farewell 8mth old earthquake victim Jayden Harris following his funeral at the chapel of John Rhind Funeral Directors on March 2, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll has risen to 159 and the hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris for over 200 still missing following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Tuesday February 22. The quake, which was an aftershock of a 7.1 magnitude quake that struck the South Island city on September 4, 2010, has seen damage and fatalities far exceeding those of the original. (Getty Images)
New Zealanders bury their dead after quake disaster
A bagpiper leads out the hearse carrying earthquake victim Natasha Sarah Hadfield following her funeral at the Westpark Chapel on March 2, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll has risen to 159 and the hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris for over 200 still missing following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Tuesday February 22. The quake, which was an aftershock of a 7.1 magnitude quake that struck the South Island city on September 4, 2010, has seen damage and fatalities far exceeding those of the original. (Getty Images)
New Zealanders bury their dead after quake disaster
Mourners farewell earthquake victim Natasha Sarah Hadfield following her funeral at the Westpark Chapel on March 2, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The death toll has risen to 159 and the hope for finding survivors is fading as rescuers search through debris for over 200 still missing following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on Tuesday February 22. The quake, which was an aftershock of a 7.1 magnitude quake that struck the South Island city on September 4, 2010, has seen damage and fatalities far exceeding those of the original. (Getty Images)