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Last Updated: Thursday March 17 2011 06:50 GMT

PICTURES: Snow slows down Japan earthquake rescue

Snow is falling in Japan, making the search for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami really difficult for rescue teams.

Snow is falling in Japan, making the search for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami really difficult for rescuers.

This team is looking through rubble in Minamisanriku, a town totally destroyed in the disaster.

This team is looking through rubble in Minamisanriku, a town totally destroyed in the disaster.

A British search and rescue team have been looking for survivor

British search and rescue experts have been flown in to help. They've been looking for survivors in the city of Kamaishi.

Firefighters are using trucks and diggers to try to find survivors under this bridge in Otsuchi, northern Japan.

Firefighters are using trucks and diggers to try to find survivors under this bridge in Otsuchi, northern Japan.

Members of a British search and rescue team climb over debris from the tsunami

Things are really tough for the survivors. Many have lost their homes and are living in shelters. Rescuers are trying to bring in enough blankets and clothes to stop them getting cold.

A member of a British search and rescue team looks out from the window of a damaged house surrounded by debris from the tsunami.

The weather is making things dangerous for the rescue teams. They are also having to deal with smaller earthquakes called aftershocks which follow a major one.