24 December 2010
Last updated at 02:30
Schoolchildren in one of the towns worst affected by Hungary's toxic sludge spill in October have been painting the disaster in pictures. This painting is by Bettina, 14. Many people in Devecser said the landscape looked like it had been painted red.
Lives were turned upside down. This drawing is by Alexandra and Renata, both aged 14. It is part of a series showing what happened to their playground.
This painting is by Viktoria, 14. She called it A Mother Waiting For Help. When the sludge hit, people ran for higher ground.
Rescue workers wore white overalls during the clean-up operation. Many children thought they looked like aliens in a red Martian landscape. This drawing is by Tamas, aged 12.
Animals clambered to higher ground, and many were later rescued. Drawing by Patrik, 10.
Bence, 10, shows how his friend rescued his dog. He got there just in time.
Sa'ra, 14, draws her family displaced by the sludge. Her home was destroyed. Sa'ra wants to become an artist when she grows up.
Benjamin, 12, captures the dramatic colours in the school playground.
Rescue teams arrived at the scene within 20 minutes of the first alarm. This drawing is by Adam, 12.
Fanni, 12, wanted to show what her local park looked like before and after the disaster.
Air ambulances helped with the rescue operation. Drawing by Melinda, 11.
Although the first snow was still two months away, Andras, 11, imagined the clean-up operation continuing well into the winter. Some of the best paintings are now on display in the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest.