Life is slowly limping back to normal in Nepal's capital, more than a week after the deadly earthquake. Getty Images photographers David Ramos and Chris McGrath captured moments of beauty as people try to rebuild their lives in the rubble of Kathmandu.

At the city's famous Durbar Square, curio and clothing shops are reopening, even though bulldozers are still clearing up debris.

Sunil Shreshtha, a clothes seller, told Reuters every single day without business meant mounting losses. Shreshtha said: "I have just opened my shop today. Everyone was very scared, still many aftershocks are coming. But slowly things are getting back to normal. All I want to say is that no need to be scared anymore. Please come to the market and we all need to help each other."

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A man carries a gas canister on a street in Kathmandu as people go about their normal lives a week after the earthquakeDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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People walk along a street in Kathmandu a week after the earthquakeDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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People read newspapers on a street in KathmanduDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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A woman buys vegetables at a street market in KathmanduDavid Ramos/Getty Images

Residents of Kathmandu marked the birthday of Lord Buddha in a subdued celebration. The festival is usually vibrant, with thousands of Buddhists converging on Boudhanath Stupa, considered one the most sacred Buddhist shrines.

The event for 2015 was low-key, following the 7.8 magnitude quake that struck on 25 April, killing over 7,000 people, though many lit candles for themselves and lost loved ones.

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A man lights oil lamps during Buddha Purnima celebrations at Boudhanath Stupa in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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Women light oil lamps during Buddha Purnima (also known as Buddha's birthday) at Boudhanath Stupa in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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A woman prays at Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu during Buddha Purnima celebrationsChris McGrath/Getty Images

Shattered buildings and debris still line the streets, and tents have been pitched in Kathmandu's main sports stadium and on its golf course. The UN says 600,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged.

Some residents in Kathmandu are worried about the pace of rebuilding people's homes, especially as the monsoon season approaches.

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A member of a Chinese search and rescue team clears debris from the roof of a destroyed house in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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Residents use a bamboo pole to remove debris from the roof of a damaged house in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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Police stand in line ready to clear rubble at the site of a destroyed building in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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A boy plays with a dog as family members clear rubble from in front of their home in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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Women prepare a meal in the rubble of destroyed house in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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A young girl shows off a tray of remarkably undamaged eggs salvaged from a destroyed home in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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A woman collects her belongings from her damaged home in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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A child stands in the door of her temporary home at a camp for earthquake evacuees at Tundikhel Park in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images
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A young girl waits to be evacuated from Kathmandu on a busChris McGrath/Getty Images
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Local residents stand by a fire at a Red Cross relief site in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images

Many of Nepal's Unesco world heritage sites that attract thousands of tourists each year were destroyed when the earthquake struck.

Restoring Nepal's world heritage sites to their former glory could take years, the head of the country's Archaeology Department said. Bhesh Narayan Dahal, the director-general of the Archaeology Department of Nepal, said nearly 200 heritage sites had been damaged by the quake.

"I can tell you, 90% of the heritage sites are damaged. Some are partly cracked, some are totally demolished, some we want to demolish," he said.

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Volunteers help to preserve pieces of a damaged Hindu temple in BhaktapurChris McGrath/Getty Images
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Volunteers help to remove fallen bricks and heritage items from a temple in BhaktapurChris McGrath/Getty Images
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A Nepalese soldier is surrounded by pigeons in the earthquake-damaged Durbar Square, a Unesco world heritage site in KathmanduChris McGrath/Getty Images

Among the most famous attractions that bore the brunt of the devastation from the earthquake are the three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Durbar Squares are plazas opposite old royal palaces in Nepal, consisting of ancient temples, open courts and fountains.