Pakistani soldiers use heavy machinery to dig through the snow at the site of an avalanche in Gyari sector near the Siachin glacier April 18, 2012. After touring the site of an avalanche that buried 129 Pakistani soldiers near the border with rival India, the country's army chief made a rare call on Wednesday for the demilitarisation of the world's highest battlefield. General Ashfaq Kayani was speaking 11 days after a Pakistani army battalion headquarters near the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Kashmir region was engulfed by up to 80 feet (25 metres) of snow. Eleven civilians were also trapped. PHOTO: REUTERS
Rescue teams busy digging snow in search of 138 people buried by an avalanche in Siachen.