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  • Japan Tsunami Recovery

    Yoko Yasuda, center, offers flowers where her parents' house used to stand in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, northern Japan, March 10, 2013. Yasuda lost her parents and brother in the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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  • Japan Tsunami Recovery

    People join hands to pray for the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami victims and for recovery in front of the sea at dawn in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, March 10, 2013.
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  • Japan Tsunami Recovery

    Buddhist monks march on the seawall, marking the second anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe, that killed nearly 19, 000 people in areas along Japan's northeastern coast, in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, March 11, 2013.
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  • Japan Tsunami Recovery

    The earthquake-triggered tsunami sweeps shores along Iwanuma in northern Japan, March 11, 2011.
    Kyodo News/AP
  • 8.9 Earthquake Slams Japan

    An aerial view of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is shown, March 14, 2011.
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  • Japan Tsunami Recovery

    Residents carry out household belongings from their ruined homes in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, March 19, 2011.
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  • Japan Tsunami Recovery

    Japanese police officers carry a body during a search and recovery operation for missing victims in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, April 15, 2011.
    Hiro Komae/AP Photo
  • Japan Tsunami Recovery

    Refugees, including 53 who were saved from a retirement home during the tsunami, take shelter inside a school gym in the leveled city of Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, March 17, 2011.
    David Guttenfelder/AP Photo
  • The Tsunami: One Year Later

    In the wake of the tsunami, a fire erupted inside the school. Flames engulfed the building, minutes after the waves swept through grounds and the fire burned for two days.
    Jake Whitman/ABC
  • 8.9 Earthquake Causes Major Damage in Japan

    TV footage shows boats, cars and trucks floating in water after a tsunami hit the town of Kamaishi in northern Japan. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coasts.
    ABC News
  • The Tsunami: One Year Later

    Students and teachers at Kadonowaki Elementary had less than 30 minutes to evacuate once the tsunami approached. Backpacks left behind litter the hallways of the burned school.
    Jake Whitman/ABC
  • Tsunami Beach Debris

    Three pieces of an 18-foot Japanese fishing boat presumed to be tsunami debris washed up on Benson Beach near North Head at Cape Disappointment State Park at Ilwaco, Wash., on June 15, 2012.
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