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Thu May 29, 2014 9:27am EDT

1 of 24. Smoke rises from the 998-tonne fuel tanker Shoko Maru after it exploded off the coast of Himeji, western Japan, in this photo taken and released May 29, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters - Japan Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters

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