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Children of the tsunami

<p>People evacuated from the disaster zone pass the time in a sports hall turned into a shelter in Rikuzentakata after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

People evacuated from the disaster zone pass the time in a sports hall turned into a shelter in Rikuzentakata after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People evacuated from the disaster zone pass the time in a sports hall turned into a shelter in Rikuzentakata after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A boy looks on in front of an overturned car among debris in Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture, Japan March 21, 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on March 11. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A boy looks on in front of an overturned car among debris in Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture, Japan March 21, 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on March 11. REUTERS/Aly Song

A boy looks on in front of an overturned car among debris in Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture, Japan March 21, 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on March 11. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Wakana Kumagai (L), 6, prays with her mother Yoshiko (C) and brother Koki in front of the grave of her father, who was killed by the March 11 tsunami, at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, April 21, 2011, after attending an entrance ceremony of Omagari elementary school. Her father Kazuyuki called his wife Yoshiko just after the March 11 earthquake to tell her to take the children to Omagari elementary school which was serving as a shelter. He was found near the shelter four days after the tsunami, Yoshiko said.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Wakana Kumagai (L), 6, prays with her mother Yoshiko (C) and brother Koki in front of the grave of her father, who was killed by the March 11 tsunami, at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, April 21, 2011, after...more

Wakana Kumagai (L), 6, prays with her mother Yoshiko (C) and brother Koki in front of the grave of her father, who was killed by the March 11 tsunami, at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, April 21, 2011, after attending an entrance ceremony of Omagari elementary school. Her father Kazuyuki called his wife Yoshiko just after the March 11 earthquake to tell her to take the children to Omagari elementary school which was serving as a shelter. He was found near the shelter four days after the tsunami, Yoshiko said. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>New students attend their first homeroom activity after a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011. 
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New students attend their first homeroom activity after a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai more

New students attend their first homeroom activity after a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Boys play soccer with volunteers at a school, which now acts as an evacuation shelter, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, April 7, 2011 after the area was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Boys play soccer with volunteers at a school, which now acts as an evacuation shelter, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, April 7, 2011 after the area was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11. REUTERS/Toru Hanai more

Boys play soccer with volunteers at a school, which now acts as an evacuation shelter, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, April 7, 2011 after the area was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Owada Yuna carries her three-year-old sister Yumeka as she searches for names of her 20 missing high school friends at a shelter for those evacuated from the disaster zone in Rikuzentakat after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Owada Yuna carries her three-year-old sister Yumeka as she searches for names of her 20 missing high school friends at a shelter for those evacuated from the disaster zone in Rikuzentakat after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake...more

Owada Yuna carries her three-year-old sister Yumeka as she searches for names of her 20 missing high school friends at a shelter for those evacuated from the disaster zone in Rikuzentakat after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A boy (L) takes a picture of Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan as Kan visits a fishing port in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture April 10, 2011, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami.    REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A boy (L) takes a picture of Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan as Kan visits a fishing port in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture April 10, 2011, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A boy (L) takes a picture of Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan as Kan visits a fishing port in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture April 10, 2011, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>New student Rika Kikuchi has her new school hat put on by her grandmother after a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011. Rika lost her father in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.      REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

New student Rika Kikuchi has her new school hat put on by her grandmother after a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011....more

New student Rika Kikuchi has her new school hat put on by her grandmother after a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011. Rika lost her father in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Elementary school student Yuka Kubota, 8, jumps after receiving a new school satchel which was given by NGO "Save the Children" on at Omagari elementary school in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 15, 2011. Kubota lost her school satchel due to the March 11 tsunami.
  REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Elementary school student Yuka Kubota, 8, jumps after receiving a new school satchel which was given by NGO "Save the Children" on at Omagari elementary school in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11...more

Elementary school student Yuka Kubota, 8, jumps after receiving a new school satchel which was given by NGO "Save the Children" on at Omagari elementary school in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 15, 2011. Kubota lost her school satchel due to the March 11 tsunami. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A girl walks with her mother after her first day of school at the Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A girl walks with her mother after her first day of school at the Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A girl walks with her mother after her first day of school at the Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A boy wears a face mask on his first day of school at the Shimizu Elementary School in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A boy wears a face mask on his first day of school at the Shimizu Elementary School in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A boy wears a face mask on his first day of school at the Shimizu Elementary School in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A boy takes a picture of new students, parents and teachers after an entrance ceremony at Omagari elementary school in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture April 21, 2011, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

A boy takes a picture of new students, parents and teachers after an entrance ceremony at Omagari elementary school in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture April 21, 2011, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. ...more

A boy takes a picture of new students, parents and teachers after an entrance ceremony at Omagari elementary school in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture April 21, 2011, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Children sit inside a classroom on their first day of school at Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

Children sit inside a classroom on their first day of school at Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Children sit inside a classroom on their first day of school at Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A boy plays with a balloon at an evacuation centre set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A boy plays with a balloon at an evacuation centre set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A boy plays with a balloon at an evacuation centre set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Graduates from Okirai Junior High School walk down a road after their graduation ceremony at Okirai Kindergarten at Okirai district in Ofunato March 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Graduates from Okirai Junior High School walk down a road after their graduation ceremony at Okirai Kindergarten at Okirai district in Ofunato March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Graduates from Okirai Junior High School walk down a road after their graduation ceremony at Okirai Kindergarten at Okirai district in Ofunato March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A girl holds her soft toy at an evacuation center in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, March 31, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the earthquake and tsunami-crippled nuclear reactor. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

A girl holds her soft toy at an evacuation center in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, March 31, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the earthquake and tsunami-crippled nuclear reactor. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A girl holds her soft toy at an evacuation center in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, March 31, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the earthquake and tsunami-crippled nuclear reactor. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A girl plays with a balloon at an evacuation centre for survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A girl plays with a balloon at an evacuation centre for survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A girl plays with a balloon at an evacuation centre for survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A new student bows after his name was called during a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A new student bows after his name was called during a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A new student bows after his name was called during a entrance ceremony at Kamaishi elementary school in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, after the area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A boy waits in line during a food distribution at an evacuation center for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A boy waits in line during a food distribution at an evacuation center for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A boy waits in line during a food distribution at an evacuation center for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A woman (L) holds her baby as her relative feeds him at a shelter for survivors at a village that was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in Yamada, northeast Japan March 17, 2011.  REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won </p>

A woman (L) holds her baby as her relative feeds him at a shelter for survivors at a village that was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in Yamada, northeast Japan March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

A woman (L) holds her baby as her relative feeds him at a shelter for survivors at a village that was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in Yamada, northeast Japan March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>Two-year-old boy Showa Satou hugs his mother while being tested for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation centre in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, April 2, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the earthquake and tsunami-crippled nuclear reactor. Satou's family, which evacuated their town, located about 10 km from the reactor, did not show any harmful results.    REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Two-year-old boy Showa Satou hugs his mother while being tested for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation centre in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, April 2, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the earthquake and...more

Two-year-old boy Showa Satou hugs his mother while being tested for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation centre in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, April 2, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the earthquake and tsunami-crippled nuclear reactor. Satou's family, which evacuated their town, located about 10 km from the reactor, did not show any harmful results. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A boy walks out of the classroom with his father on the first day of school at the Shimizu Elementary School in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A boy walks out of the classroom with his father on the first day of school at the Shimizu Elementary School in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A boy walks out of the classroom with his father on the first day of school at the Shimizu Elementary School in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Four-year-old girl Saki Watanabe is tested for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation centre in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, April 8, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the tusnami-crippled nuclear reactor.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

Four-year-old girl Saki Watanabe is tested for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation centre in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, April 8, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the tusnami-crippled nuclear reactor. ...more

Four-year-old girl Saki Watanabe is tested for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation centre in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, April 8, 2011, located about 70 km (44 miles) from the tusnami-crippled nuclear reactor. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Children attend a ceremony on their first day of school at Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Children attend a ceremony on their first day of school at Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Children attend a ceremony on their first day of school at Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, northern Japan April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Rusei Akawa, from Minamisoma in Fukushima, looks at his aunt who is undergoing a screening test for signs of nuclear radiation by a doctor at a health center in Yonezawa, northern Japan, 98 km (61 miles) from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant March 23, 2011.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

Rusei Akawa, from Minamisoma in Fukushima, looks at his aunt who is undergoing a screening test for signs of nuclear radiation by a doctor at a health center in Yonezawa, northern Japan, 98 km (61 miles) from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant March 23,...more

Rusei Akawa, from Minamisoma in Fukushima, looks at his aunt who is undergoing a screening test for signs of nuclear radiation by a doctor at a health center in Yonezawa, northern Japan, 98 km (61 miles) from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Children attend a graduation ceremony at Ashinome kindergarten in Kessenuma, a town affected by the earthquake and tsunami, in Miyagi prefecture March 28, 2011.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Children attend a graduation ceremony at Ashinome kindergarten in Kessenuma, a town affected by the earthquake and tsunami, in Miyagi prefecture March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Children attend a graduation ceremony at Ashinome kindergarten in Kessenuma, a town affected by the earthquake and tsunami, in Miyagi prefecture March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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