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April Jones: Clock Tower Lit Three Weeks On
The clock tower in missing April Jones' home town has been lit up pink, exactly three weeks since the youngster disappeared.
The 24m-tall landmark in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, was illuminated last night at 7pm, the time five-year-old April went missing on October 1.
She was last seen playing near her home on the Bryn-y-Gog estate.
Machynlleth's clock tower was lit for 12 hours - the colour pink chosen because it is April's favourite.
In the countryside around the town, the search for the schoolgirl continues.
Dyfed Powys Police say 150 specialists are scouring mountainous terrain and checking caves, potholes and mines, often in challenging conditions, in the hope of finding the youngster.
The hunt could last until Christmas or beyond.
April's disappearance has shocked the people of Machynlleth, many of whom joined the search for the youngster in the days after she was reported missing.
Earlier this month, more than 700 people joined a procession through the town to St Peter's Church, where an emotional service was held.
Many of those in the congregation wore pink ribbons, which have also been tied to gates and lampposts in the area.
Chinese lanterns have also been released in the weeks since her disappearance.
Mark Bridger, 46, from Machynlleth, has been charged with April's murder and abduction.
He was remanded in custody until January 11 after appearing via video link at Caernarfon Crown Court on October 10.