SCCZEN_070411CSTGSDEMO2_300x20060266SCCZEN_080311CSTgsSydenham1_220x147240px-Cathedral_Square_2402In the immediate aftermath of the February 22 earthquake in Christchurch, police photographers were the only media allowed into the city’s CBD.

They were there to photograph the remains of the victims to help with the identification process, but their cameras also captured haunting images of a deserted and devastated city and of the people who came from around the world to help.

Police have released those images to the public in their book, Beyond the Cordon, with proceeds going to Christchurch’s Family Help trust.

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