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A man walks next to port area destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Kessenuma town, Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man walks next to port area destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Kessenuma town, Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Vehicles sit atop a devastated home for elderly people in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Vehicles sit atop a devastated home for elderly people in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A man walks with his dog at a destroyed residential area of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man walks with his dog at a destroyed residential area of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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A destroyed landscape is pictured in Otsuchi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A destroyed landscape is pictured in Otsuchi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A house lies damaged in a river going through Kesennuma City on March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A house lies damaged in a river going through Kesennuma City on March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A car is seen on top of a destroyed building in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A car is seen on top of a destroyed building in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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A woman walks near a fishing trawler in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A woman walks near a fishing trawler in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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People ride bicycles amidst debris of buildings in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Yegor Trubnikov

People ride bicycles amidst debris of buildings in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Yegor Trubnikov

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A survivor walks through debris in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A survivor walks through debris in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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People walk along a flooded street in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

People walk along a flooded street in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man walks past debris through Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A man walks past debris through Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A man walks past mountains of debris in Minamisanrikucho, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A man walks past mountains of debris in Minamisanrikucho, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Members of the Japan Self Defence force walk through the snow-covered ruins of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Members of the Japan Self Defence force walk through the snow-covered ruins of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Smoke billows from fire-gutted vessels in waters off Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Smoke billows from fire-gutted vessels in waters off Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Buildings are devastated after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Buildings are devastated after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Damaged ships are seen after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

Damaged ships are seen after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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An aerial view of remaining apartment buildings in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view of remaining apartment buildings in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A damaged train is seen after an earthquake and tsunami in Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

A damaged train is seen after an earthquake and tsunami in Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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Residents walk past debris in an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

Residents walk past debris in an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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An aerial view of the earthquake and tsunami damage at the coastal town of Minami Soma March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An aerial view of the earthquake and tsunami damage at the coastal town of Minami Soma March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Rescue workers search for victims in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Rescue workers search for victims in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A destroyed landscape is pictured in Yamada village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A destroyed landscape is pictured in Yamada village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Smoke rises from the earthquake and tsunami-devastated town of Sendai March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Smoke rises from the earthquake and tsunami-devastated town of Sendai March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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A river of debris is seen between destroyed houses in Kesennuma City on March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A river of debris is seen between destroyed houses in Kesennuma City on March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A Japanese home is seen adrift in the Pacific Ocean, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord

A Japanese home is seen adrift in the Pacific Ocean, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord

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A man looks around devastated area hit by earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man looks around devastated area hit by earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A destroyed landscape is pictured in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A destroyed landscape is pictured in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man looks at the damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Ofunato town, in Iwate Prefecture March 13, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

A man looks at the damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Ofunato town, in Iwate Prefecture March 13, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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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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A boat is seen amid the rubble of a destroyed building in flood waters near the coastal town of Sendai, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A boat is seen amid the rubble of a destroyed building in flood waters near the coastal town of Sendai, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Oil leaks from ships swept by a tsunami in Fudai Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

Oil leaks from ships swept by a tsunami in Fudai Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

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Buildings destroyed by a tsunami are pictured in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Buildings destroyed by a tsunami are pictured in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man looks out over an area swept by a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai City, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A man looks out over an area swept by a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai City, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Kesennuma City in northeast Japan is seen from a view point on March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Kesennuma City in northeast Japan is seen from a view point on March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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Aircraft covered with mud are seen at a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Aircraft covered with mud are seen at a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A Japanese rescue worker walks through a destroyed residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Japanese rescue worker walks through a destroyed residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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A ship lifted up into a town by a tsunami following an earthquake is seen in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A ship lifted up into a town by a tsunami following an earthquake is seen in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Rescue workers search for victims in Tamura village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Rescue workers search for victims in Tamura village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man cycles through the scene of devastation in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A man cycles through the scene of devastation in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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A sailboat sits among debris in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley

A sailboat sits among debris in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley

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A car sits submerged in water in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A car sits submerged in water in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A man walks past a destroyed building in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A man walks past a destroyed building in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Rescue workers search through rubble in an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

Rescue workers search through rubble in an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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A person walks past an overturned squid-fishing boat tossed onto land by a tsunami in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A person walks past an overturned squid-fishing boat tossed onto land by a tsunami in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

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Houses and cars are swept out to sea in Kesennuma city March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

Houses and cars are swept out to sea in Kesennuma city March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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Cars and destroyed homes swept by a tsunami in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

Cars and destroyed homes swept by a tsunami in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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An upturned house is seen among rubble in floodwaters near the coastal town of Sendai, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An upturned house is seen among rubble in floodwaters near the coastal town of Sendai, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A tugboat sits among debris in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley

A tugboat sits among debris in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley

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A woman walks past snow-covered rubble in Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

A woman walks past snow-covered rubble in Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

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Smoke rises from houses damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Smoke rises from houses damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Heavy snow falls on a factory area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northern Japan March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Heavy snow falls on a factory area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northern Japan March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A ship swept inland is seen amid debris on a street in an area hit by a tsunami in Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A ship swept inland is seen amid debris on a street in an area hit by a tsunami in Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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Hiroshi Murayama, 82, walks past ships that were washed to shore in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, at Otsu port in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki prefecture, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Hiroshi Murayama, 82, walks past ships that were washed to shore in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, at Otsu port in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki prefecture, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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