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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 July 2007, 11:53 GMT 12:53 UK
In pictures: Japan earthquake

Resident walks past wrecked house, Kashiwazaki, 17/07/07

The city of Kashiwazaki was hardest hit by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Japan on Monday.

Rescue worker and dog hunting for survivors, Kashiwazaki, 17/07/07

Rescuers are still searching for survivors in collapsed houses across the city.

School gym turned shelter, Kashiwazaki, 17/07/07

Thousands of people have had their lives turned upside down.

Nurse with woman in shelter, Kashiwazaki, 17/07/07

Government emergency services have rushed to respond to the crisis.

Queuing for water, Kashiwazaki, 17/07/07

Basic utilities have been badly disrupted, and people are having to queue for clean water.

Derailed train, Kashiwazaki station, 17/07/07

The public transport system in Kashiwazaki has also been severely disrupted.

Family shelters in garage, Kashiwazaki, 17/07/07

Nevertheless, some are clearly trying to make the best of a difficult situation.

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