2011 - Eathquake & Tsunami in Japan

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  • TOKYO: Smoke rises after the earthquake
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    TOKYO: Smoke rises after the earthquake
    03/11/2011
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    Smoke rises after the earthquake in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2011. An earthquake measuring 8.6 on the Richter scale jolted off the east coast of Japan's main Honshu island Friday, according to the China Earthquake Network Center. Tokyo, JAPAN-11/03/2011./Credit:FENG WUYONG/CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/1103111023

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
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    Reporters at the Associated Press Tokyo Bureau in Tokyo take shelter under a table while a strong earthquake strikes eastern Japan Friday afternoon, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)/Japan_Earthquake_XITS101/1103110706

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Keichi Nakane/AP/SIPA
    People evacuated to a rooftop of a building look at other buildings damaged by tsunami tidal waves at a port in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_Earthquake_TOK829/JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103111151

  • JAPAN:  An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan
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    JAPAN: An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan
    03/11/2011
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    Video image taken from NHK shows the area which is affected by the quake in northeast Japan, March 11, 2011. An earthquake measuring 8.6 on the Richter scale jolted off the east coast of Japan's main Honshu island on Friday. Sendai, JAPAN-11/03/2011/Credit:NHK/SIPA/1103111131

  • JAPAN :  An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan
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    JAPAN : An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan
    03/11/2011
    SIPA
    Video image taken from TV shows the area which is affected by the quake in northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northeastern Honshu island Friday, and a six-meter tsunami warning was issued./Credit:SIPA/SIPA/1103111032

  • JAPAN :  An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan
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    JAPAN : An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan
    03/11/2011
    CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA
    Video image taken from NHK shows the area which is affected by the quake in northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northeastern Honshu island Friday, and a six-meter tsunami warning was issued./Credit:CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/1103110935

  • South Korea Japan Earthquake
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    South Korea Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Ahn Young-joon/AP/SIPA
    Japanese tourists watch a TV news program about a strong earthquake hitting their country at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 11, 2011. The letters read "Japan Meteorological Agency warns a tsunami." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)/South_Korea_Japan_Earthquake_SEL103/1103110932

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Keichi Nakane/AP/SIPA
    Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by tsunami tidal waves in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_Earthquake_TOK827/JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103111200

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Keichi Nakane/AP/SIPA
    Cars and other Debris swept away by tsunami tidal waves are seen in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_Earthquake_TOK828/JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103111201

  • Japan earthquake
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    Japan earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Yasushi Kanno/AP/SIPA
    Houses are in flame while the Natori river is flooded over the surrounding area by tsunami tidal waves in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, March 11, 2011, after strong earthquakes hit the area. (AP Photo/Yasushi Kanno, The Yomiuri Shimbun) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_earthquake__TOK834/JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103111226

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Keichi Nakane/AP/SIPA
    A tsunami tidal wave washes away houses in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Friday, March 11, 2011 after strong earthquakes hit the area. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_Earthquake__TOK839/JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103111320

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Keichi Nakane/AP/SIPA
    People watch the aftermath of tsunami tidal waves covering a port at Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_Earthquake_TOK826/JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103111139

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Yasushi Nagao/AP/SIPA
    A tsunami approaches seashore houses in Kita Ibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, Friday, March 11, 2011 after the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Nagao) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_Earthquake__TOK807/JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103112012

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/11/2011
    Yasushi Kanno/AP/SIPA
    Tsunami survivors walk on a muddy street as they evacuate from tsunami-torn town in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Saturday morning, March 12, 2011 following a massive earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Kanno) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_Earthquake_TOK884/MARCH 12, 2011 PHOTO, JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103131749

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/12/2011
    AP/SIPA
    In this March 12, 2011 photo provided by GeoEye, Fukushima, Japan is shown. Japan's nuclear crisis intensified Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and more than 180,000 people evacuated the quake- and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where fears spread over possible radioactive contamination. Nuclear plant operators were frantically trying to keep temperatures down in a series of nuclear reactors _ including one where officials feared a partial...

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/13/2011
    Tadashi Okubo/AP/SIPA
    A woman wrapped up in a blanket stands in the middle of rubble, looking at the city submerged under water in Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture (state) Sunday morning, March 13, 201, two days after the catastrophic earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tadashi Okkubo) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/Japan_Earthquake_TOK864/JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY/1103131527

  • Japan The First Day
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    Japan The First Day
    03/13/2011
    Eugene Hoshiko/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this March 13, 2011 photo, Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Masataka Shimizu, left, and other company officials bow during a news conference at its headquarters in Tokyo. The operator of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant announced it would ration electricity with rolling blackouts in parts of Tokyo and other Japanese cities to help make up for a severe shortfall after key nuclear plants were left inoperable due to the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern...

  • A dead woman lies under a blanket near the stairs of her destroyed home in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Sunday, March 13, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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    A dead woman lies under a blanket near the stairs of her destroyed home in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Sunday, March 13, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
    03/13/2011
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    A dead woman lies under a blanket near the stairs of her destroyed home in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Sunday, March 13, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)/002/110313091602/1111162231

  • Japan Earthquake Endangered Lives
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    Japan Earthquake Endangered Lives
    03/14/2011
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    FILE - This satellite file image taken on March 14, 2011, and provided by DigitalGlobe shows the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. The Japanese government failed to adequately utilize radiation threat forecasts in the early days of its nuclear crisis and allowed thousands of residents - including hundreds of schoolchildren - to remain in areas it had ample reason to believe put them in serious danger. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe, File)...

  • Japan Earthquake Nuclear Risk
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    Japan Earthquake Nuclear Risk
    03/15/2011
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    In this image released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., smoke billows from the No. 3 unit among four housings cover four reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear complex Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporarily suspending efforts to cool the overheating reactors. Hours later, officials said they were preparing to send the team...

  • Aftermath of earthquake and tsunami, Fukushima, Japan - 15 Mar 2011
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    Aftermath of earthquake and tsunami, Fukushima, Japan - 15 Mar 2011
    03/15/2011
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    Damage to Unit 4 Nuclear Reactor Building at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station
    Aftermath of earthquake and tsunami, Fukushima, Japan - 15 Mar 2011

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  • APTOPIX Japan Earthquake Nuclear Risk
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    APTOPIX Japan Earthquake Nuclear Risk
    03/15/2011
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    In this image released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., smoke billows from the No. 3 unit among four housings cover four reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear complex Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporarily suspending efforts to cool the overheating reactors. Hours later, officials said they were preparing to send the team...

  • A large vessel stands amongst debris after being washed ashore by the March 11 tsunami in Kesennuma, Japan, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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    A large vessel stands amongst debris after being washed ashore by the March 11 tsunami in Kesennuma, Japan, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
    03/18/2011
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    A large vessel stands amongst debris after being washed ashore by the March 11 tsunami in Kesennuma, Japan, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)//110318046684/1111180821

  • APTOPIX Japan Earthquake
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    APTOPIX Japan Earthquake
    03/19/2011
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    Members of Japan Self-Defense Force pray for the body of a tsunami victim wrapped in a tarp in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Sunday, March 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)/APTOPIX_Japan_Earthquake_XKAJ101/1103201437

  • Aging Nukes - Part 3
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    Aging Nukes - Part 3
    03/21/2011
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    ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Monday, March 21, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., gray smoke rises from Unit 3 of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Japanese officials ordered those living within 12 miles of the site to leave; the U.S. government told its citizens within 50 miles to evacuate. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)/NY340/MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011 PHOTO PHOTO...

  • Japan Nuclear Plant
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    Japan Nuclear Plant
    03/24/2011
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    Handout photo from Tokyo Electric Power Co. shows worker attempting to repair power lines at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan March 18, 2011. Picture taken March 18, 2011.
    Photo via Newscom/eyepress066044/1103241653

  • Japan Earthquake
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    Japan Earthquake
    03/26/2011
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    People look at a grounded cargo ship on a pier in Kamaishi port in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, March 26, 2011, after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated the area. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)/Japan_Earthquake_KSX101/1103261241

  • Japan The First Day
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    Japan The First Day
    07/01/2011
    David Guttenfelder/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this May 30, 2011 file photo, the arm of a mannequin sticks out from the rubble in a devastated neighborhood in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, in northeastern Japan which was destroyed in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Soon after the tsunami hit, reports of massive damage up and down the coast began to pour in. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)/NY110/MAY 30, 2011 FILE PHOTO/1107031711

  • Japan Budget
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    Japan Budget
    06/14/2011
    David Guttenfelder/AP/SIPA
    FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday June 14, 2011, a man on his motorcycle passes by debris along the coast in the town of Minamisanriku, Japan. Disaster-struck Japan is headed to record high budget spending of 96 trillion yen ($1.2 trillion) as the nation tackles the costs of recovery from the March earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)/TOK104/110614174263/A TUESDAY JUNE 14, 2011 FILE PHOTO/1112240741

  • Japan Earthquake Abandoned Community
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    Japan Earthquake Abandoned Community
    04/10/2011
    David Guttenfelder/AP/SIPA
    In this Thursday April 7, 2011 photo, footsteps leading away form an abandoned vehicle are seen in the mud in the Odaka area of Minamisoma, inside the deserted evacuation zone established for the 20 kilometer radius around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) /AP_12042011_01/A THURSDAY APRIL 7, 2011 PHOTO; ONE OF 28 STAND ALONE PHOTOS; A COLOR VERSION OF THIS PHOTO CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM WWW.APIMAGES.COM; A PREVIEW TO AN AP INTERACTIVE CONTAINING THESE PHOTOS...

  • Japan Tsunami Then and Now
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    Japan Tsunami Then and Now
    10/24/2011
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    In this combination photo, Tayo Kitamura, 40, kneels in the street to caress and talk to the wrapped body of her mother Kuniko Kitamura, 69, after Japanese firemen discovered the dead body in the ruins of her home in Onagawa, Japan, on March 19, 2011, top, and a newly built home sits at the site of the now-cleared but destroyed area on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. A few homes have been rebuilt in the year since an earthquake and tsunami roared across Japan's coastline, killing 19,000 people. But...

  • Japan Tsunami Then and Now
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    Japan Tsunami Then and Now
    03/28/2011
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    In this combination photo, a ship washed away by the tsunami sits in a destroyed residential neighborhood in Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, on March 28, 2011, top, and the same ship sits on the same spot on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. A year after an earthquake and tsunami ravaged the country's coastline and killed around 19,000 people, many of the boats carried inland by the wall of water have been removed. But some, like this one, remain _ providing a stark reminder of nature's fearsome power....

  • Japan Tsunami Then and Now
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    Japan Tsunami Then and Now
    03/19/2011
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    In this combination photo, two people walk along a street in a residential neighborhood in Onagawa, northeastern Japan, on March 19, 2011, top, eight days after the March 11 tsunami, and two people walk on the same spot on Wed., Feb. 22, 2012. A year after the disaster that killed around 19,000 people, much of the debris that littered the streets of this fishing town has been cleared. But the task of rebuilding homes and lives has barely begun. (AP Photo/David...

  • Japan Tsunami Then and Now
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    Japan Tsunami Then and Now
    03/17/2011
    David Guttenfelder/AP/SIPA
    In this combination photo, Japanese residents of Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, pass through a road that was cleared by bulldozer through the ruins of the city on March 17, 2011, six days after the tsunami, top, and people cross the same street on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. One year after a powerful tsunami battered Japan and killed around 19,000 people, the streets have been cleared and the wreckage removed from town centers. But the process of destroying all that debris has been slow, with...

  • Japan Tsunami Then and Now
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    Japan Tsunami Then and Now
    03/15/2011
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    In this combination photo, a Japanese survivor of the earthquake and tsunami rides his bicycle through the leveled city of Minamisanriku, Japan, on March 15, 2011, top, and a car drives through the same spot on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. It has been one year since a huge earthquake and tsunami smashed Japan's coastline, killed around 19,000 people, and left more than half of Minamisanriku's residents dead or homeless. But while the streets are free of rubble, rebuilding has barely begun _...

  • Japan Tsunami Then and Now
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    Japan Tsunami Then and Now
    03/15/2011
    David Guttenfelder/AP/SIPA
    In this combination photo, Japanese vehicles pass through the ruins of the leveled city of Minamisanriku, Japan, on March 15, 2011, top, four days after the tsunami, and vehicles pass through the same area on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. A year after the earthquake and tsunami killed around 19,000 people across Japan and leveled this town, there are hints of progress _ the main roads are free of debris, and some temporary houses have been built. But many in Minamisanriku, and elsewhere across...

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/14/2011
    Hiroto Sekiguchi/AP/SIPA
    FILE - This combination file photo shows Koji Chiba, a member of Japan's Self-Defense Force, reacts after rescuing four-month-old Iroha Ishikawa in Ishinomaki, northern Japan, March 14, 2011, three days after a powerful earthquake triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast, top, and Chiba holds the now 16-month-old girl in Ishinomaki Saturday, March 10, 2012, bottom, on the eve of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis. With moments of silence and prayers,...

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/10/2012
    Satoshi Kadoi/AP/SIPA
    This combination photo shows an aerial view of Kesennuma taken on March 12, 2011, top, a day after a tsunami, and on March 9, 2012, in Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan. The 330-ton and 60-meter (200-foot) fishing vessel Kyotoku Maru No. 18 was flung 800 meters (0.5 mile) inland from Kesennuma port by the March 11 tsunami. (AP Photo/Sankei Shimbun, Satoshi Kadoi) JAPAN OUT, ONLINE OUT, NO SALES/12031012784/PHOTOS TAKEN ON MARCH 12, 2011, TOP, AND MARCH 9, 2012, BOTTOM, JAPAN OUT, ONLINE...

  • Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
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    Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
    03/11/2011
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    The tsunami hits the sea wall of Miyako City
    Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
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  • Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
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    Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
    03/11/2011
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    The tsunami hits the sea wall of Miyako City
    Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
    This picture was taken from Miyako city hall
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  • Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
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    Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
    03/11/2011
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    The tsunami hits the sea wall of Miyako City
    Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
    This picture was taken from Miyako city hall
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  • Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
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    Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
    03/11/2011
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    The tsunami hits the sea wall of Miyako City
    Tsunami hits Miyako City, Japan - 11 Mar 2011
    This picture was taken from Miyako city hall
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  • The town of Minamisanriku is seen eight months after it was destroyed by the March 11 tsunami, in northeast Japan, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/ Greg Baker)
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    The town of Minamisanriku is seen eight months after it was destroyed by the March 11 tsunami, in northeast Japan, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/ Greg Baker)
    11/17/2011
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    The town of Minamisanriku is seen eight months after it was destroyed by the March 11 tsunami, in northeast Japan, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/ Greg Baker)/XGB213/111117075114/1112081745

  • One Year Anniversary of the Disaster
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    One Year Anniversary of the Disaster
    03/11/2012
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    People stand in line hands in hands to offer prayers for the victims of the 2011 March 11 earthquake and tsunami on a leeve at Taro district in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture on March 11, 2012. Japan marked the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the worst disaster since World War II, which triggered massive tsunami and led the release of radioactive substances from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
    ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )/1203110111685/JAPAN OUT/1203130534

  • One Year Anniversary of the Disaster
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    One Year Anniversary of the Disaster
    03/11/2012
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    Daigoji temple priests from Kyoto, blow a shell horn to offer prayers for the victims of the 2011 March 11 earthquake and tsunami, one year anniversary of the disaster at Taro district, Miyako Iwate Prefecture on March 11, 2012. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )/120311092825/JAPAN OUT/1203121057

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/11/2012
    Greg Baker/AP/SIPA
    A young boy walks past lanterns placed at the shore in Tokyo Bay to mark the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami which devastated northeastern Japan, in Tokyo, Sunday, March 11, 2012. People across Japan prayed and stood in silence on Sunday to remember the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)/120311014696/1203111225

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/11/2012
    Greg Baker/AP/SIPA
    A girl waits her turn to release a lantern into the waters of Tokyo Bay to mark the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami which devastated northeast Japan, in Tokyo, Sunday, March 11, 2012. People across Japan prayed and stood in silence on Sunday to remember the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)/120311012971/1203111155

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/11/2012
    Koji Sasahara/AP/SIPA
    People look at letters reading "3.11 Happiness" made by candles lit by them in front of a temporary shopping complex in the earthquake and tsunami-devastated city of Kesennuma, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11 2012, in an event marking the first anniversary of the massive disaster that devastated Japan's northeast one year ago. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)/120311010850/1203111101

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/11/2012
    Koji Sasahara/AP/SIPA
    A girl lights candles in front of a temporary shopping complex in the earthquake and tsunami-devastated city of Kesennuma, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11 2012, to mark the first anniversary of the massive disaster that devastated Japan's northeast one year ago. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)/120311010348/1203111055

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/11/2012
    Koji Sasahara/AP/SIPA
    Masayuki Horii, left, accompanied by his father, Tadashi, right, and Megumi Kumagai, center, pray for Masayuki's former wife who was killed by the March 11, 2011, tsunami, in Kesennuma, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11 2012. Through silence and prayers, people across Japan on Sunday remembered the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. Seen...

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/11/2012
    Shizuo Kambayashi/AP/SIPA
    A family observes a moment of silence in front of what is left of a disaster control center in an area devastated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, Sunday, March 11, 2012. Through silence and prayers, people across Japan on Sunday remembered the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Shizuo...

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/11/2012
    Itsuo Inouye/AP/SIPA
    A woman mourns the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, at Jyodoji temple in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11, 2012. With moments of silence and prayers, Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)/12031113149/1203110538

  • Japan Tsunami Anniversary
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    Japan Tsunami Anniversary
    03/11/2012
    Itsuo Inouye/AP/SIPA
    Mika Hashikai, 37, mourns for her mother and father, victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11, 2012. On Sunday, Japan marks the one-year anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)/1203111479/1203110128