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Daybreak reveals huge devastation in tsunami-hit Japan

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Houses swept by a tsunami are seen as residents walk in Kesen Numa, Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Houses swept by a tsunami are seen as residents walk in Kesen Numa, Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A member of the Japan Self-Defence Forces carries a man in Natori city, in Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

A member of the Japan Self-Defence Forces carries a man in Natori city, in Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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Houses lie flattened after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Houses lie flattened after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital...more

Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/KYODO

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Houses destroyed by a tsunami are seen in Minami Soma, Fukushima prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Houses destroyed by a tsunami are seen in Minami Soma, Fukushima prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (C) speaks to the media ahead of his inspection to the biggest earthquake-hit site, at his official residence in Tokyo March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (C) speaks to the media ahead of his inspection to the biggest earthquake-hit site, at his official residence in Tokyo March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Fires burn in a harbour following an earthquake and tsunami in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

Fires burn in a harbour following an earthquake and tsunami in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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People watch the aftermath of tsunami waves after an earthquake at the Kessennuma port, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

People watch the aftermath of tsunami waves after an earthquake at the Kessennuma port, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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Sendai Airport is flooded after a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

Sendai Airport is flooded after a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami...more

People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently...more

A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A building burns after an earthquake in Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

A building burns after an earthquake in Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Injured people are attended to by emergency personnel after an earthquake in downtown Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Injured people are attended to by emergency personnel after an earthquake in downtown Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man sits wrapped in a blanket after he was evacuated from a building in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man sits wrapped in a blanket after he was evacuated from a building in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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A policeman runs across a street as people stand outdoors after evacuating from buildings in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A policeman runs across a street as people stand outdoors after evacuating from buildings in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A technician at the French National Seism Survey Institute (RENASS), points at a graph March 11, 2011 in Strasbourg, registered today during a major earthquake that hit Japan. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A technician at the French National Seism Survey Institute (RENASS), points at a graph March 11, 2011 in Strasbourg, registered today during a major earthquake that hit Japan. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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