More than 150 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a series of avalanches at Afghanistan's mountain pass north of Kabul, local officials say. [This gallery contains some disturbing images]
Days of heavy snow triggered the avalanches around the Salang Tunnel, trapping thousands of people in vehicles in the area.
Officials say that 157 bodies have been recovered so far, but there are fears that the death toll will rise further.
Thousands of people have been rescued so far, and the search is continuing for more survivors in the freezing conditions.
The Afghan army is using its helicopters to bring in more soldiers to speed up the operation.
Survivors are being flown to safety from the area where the threat of more avalanches and blizzards remains.
The 2.6km (1.6m) Soviet-built Salang Tunnel is the only major route across the Hindu Kush mountain range to remain open throughout the year. It connects the Afghan capital Kabul with the north of the country.
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