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PIX: Snow -- Just what Japan didn't want now

Last updated on: March 17, 2011 14:23 IST

PIX: Snow -- Just what Japan didn't want now

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Japan may be wondering today as to what more could possibly hit them? Inside a week, the country has witnessed a deadly quake, an even deadlier tsunami that swept away towns after towns and then a volcanic eruption.

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To add to the woes of millions of homeless Japanese, especially in Sendai city, heavy snow has blanketed the country's devastated northeast.

The meteorology agency said temperatures could drop as low as -2 degree Celsius in Sendai. Rescue workers, working through the rubble hoping to find signs of life, are dismayed at the sight of the snow cover.

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Image: Heavy snow falls on a factory area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
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A Japan Self-Defence Force officer gives instruction to his team at the devastated residential area of Otsuchi as heavy snow falls on March 16. In the fishermen town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture, 12,000 out of a population of 15,000 have disappeared following Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami.


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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A Japan Self-Defence Force officer retrieves a photo album from the ruins of the devastated residential area of Otsuchi as heavy snow falls


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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Residents carry necessities after queuing up to buy them at a supermarket in downtown Sendai, northeastern Japan, as it snows. Residents living in earthquake and tsunami damaged Sendai struggled to get all supplies including food, gas and medicine after most shops closed.


Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters
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A woman walks past snow-covered rubble in Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area


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A man walks past a damaged car with its windshield covered with snow at a devastated factory area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai


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Residents holding umbrellas line up to buy rice as it snows in downtown Sendai, northeastern Japan. Residents living in earthquake and tsunami damaged Sendai struggled to get necessaries including food, gas and medicine after most shops closed


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Snow covers debris as a man wheels a bicycle by, at a devastated factory area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai


Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
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Snow is seen on rubble at a factory area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai


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Heavy snow falls on rubble and rescue workers at a devastated factory area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai


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Members of the Japan Self Defence force walk through the snow-covered ruins of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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