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In pictures: April Jones update ten weeks on
10 December 2012
Last updated at 07:09
People in Machynlleth have told Newsbeat they're struggling to deal with the fact April Jones still hasn't been found.
People from Machynlleth have told Newsbeat they're struggling to deal with the fact that April Jones hasn't been found. This sign is by the town's Christmas tree. The five-year-old was last seen on 1 October 2012. A man's been charged with her abduction and murder even though a body hasn't been found.
Claire, 25, says she realised April was missing after seeing a post on a social networking site. She says people from surrounding towns immediately came to help look for the schoolgirl and that within days people from all over the UK had joined the search.
There are pink ribbons tied to railings, trees, benches and doors all over the town. Her family say it was April's favourite colour. The five-year-old disappeared after playing with friends near her home on the Bryn-Y-Gog estate.
Craig Simmons runs a market stall in the town. He's wearing pink ribbons for April. He says it sent "shivers down my spine" when he heard she'd gone missing as she often came to his stall with her mother.
As part of this year's Christmas decorations in Machynlleth there's a pink star for April Jones. A fund set up to raise money for the search is now said to have reached close to £50,000.
Sam Jones (left) and Leah, who live near to where April went missing, say the last few months have been difficult. Sam says he thinks "the story has been forgotten by the media". Leah says: "It was strange to see the town in the news". Just over 2,000 people live in Machynlleth.
This sign is in a shop window on the main street. Dyfed Powys police have told Newsbeat that the search for April will continue despite some reports suggesting it would end at Christmas.
People in Machynlleth say this Christmas will be a difficult time for everyone in the town. Mark Bridger, 46, has been charged with her abduction and murder even though a body hasn't been found. He's being held in custody and is next expected in court in January.
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