12 Unbelievable Photos From the Explosions in Tianjin

The aftermath is devastating.

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At least 44 were killed in the that rocked the northern China city of Tianjin on Wednesday. The initial explosion went off at a warehouse in an industrial part of the port city. By Thursday, 12 firefighters were among the dead and dozens more remained unaccounted for. The following pictures show the extent of the damage.

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Fire billows out of a warehouse in Binhai, an area of the city by the water, on Thursday.

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Burnt out cars and buildings in Tianjin.

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Chinese paramilitary policemen stand by for rescue missions on Thursday.

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A man looks upon the site of a massive explosion on Thursday.

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Deadly explosions rocked the buildings in Binhai.

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Medical workers help transfer a victim on Wednesday.

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Shattered windows seen on the façade of a residential building near Tianjin.

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A parking lot once filled with new cars is now charred remains.

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Smoke continues to rise at the site of an explosion.

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A damaged car at the site of the massive explosions.

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Pieces of glass and debris strewn across the road.

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Teachers and students of Hailiang Education light candles to mourn the victims on Thursday.

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