In photos: Recovery efforts in Indonesia continue as the death toll surpasses 1,200

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Recovery efforts in Indonesia continue after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last week.

At least 1,200 people have been confirmed dead, but that figure will likely rise as relief and rescue teams make their way to remote areas.

Rescue workers have had to dig through mud, rubble, and debris for dead bodies using their bare hands, while they wait for equipment to be delivered.

The roads and airport were badly damaged by the events, meaning the arrival of heavy machinery has been slow.

Dozens of people are still thought to be buried underneath the rubble, and an estimated 59,000 people are displaced with limited access to food, water and shelter.

Australia has pledged to donate $5 million to rescue efforts, following an initial $500,000 in financial aid given to the Indonesian Red Cross.

Here’s a look at the recovery efforts in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, one of the worst hit regions on the island.

The wave came with such force it mounted this car into the side of a house

A major bridge was decimated on impact

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Residents look out to the Palu mosque which stands alone

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Another has been completely destroyed

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People return to their home to salvage any personal items that remain

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Some are lucky

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Others are not so

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Rescue workers use a tracked vehicle to move through an area destroyed by the tsunami

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People look on as a mechanical digger moves rubble from around buildings

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Indonesian Marines are also part of the search and rescue efforts

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These recusers are attempting to reach people trapped under the collapsed Roa-roa hotel

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Authorities believe the death toll will continue to rise as they make their way through the debris

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A deceased person is carried away in a body bag

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Mass graves are being dug for the deceased

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Families begin to look for loved ones using missing posters

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This woman is seen mourning relatives who died in the disaster

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Some survivors arrive at the airport which has slowly reopened to allow people to evacuate

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The injured wait to be transported at the airport

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Others live in tents in a makeshift camp

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They cook what they have

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But supplies are low

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People pray as the recovery efforts continue

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