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Japan issues avalanche warnings after heavy snowfall
Updated: 2006-01-13 15:32

Japanese junior high school students walk to school through the heavy snow in the northern Japanese town of Tsunan January 13, 2006. Japan issued avalanche warnings on Friday as temperatures were forecast to rise in areas buried under a record snowfall that has been blamed for killing more that 80 people and injuring nearly 2,000, many of them elderly. [Reuters]