In Japan's Northern Quake Zone There Is Little Aid, But Lots of Mud and Smell of Death

Driving from the city of Sendai up the coast of Japan, the landscape changes quickly and abruptly from scenes of streets choked with traffic, mile long lines for gas and hundreds of people waiting outside convenience stores to a series of ghost towns, some still submerged by water. It is eerily quiet and surreal. Cars are deserted on the roadside, stragglers peddling on bicycles with small clusters of relief workers. In parts, nothing but sludge and mud as far as the eye can see. The air...Full Story
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