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Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36

Fire-fighters and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Fire-fighters and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Fire-fighters and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A police officer sits as he searches for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A police officer sits as he searches for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A police officer sits as he searches for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry the body of a victim in a plastic bag at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry the body of a victim in a plastic bag at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry the body of a victim in a plastic bag at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A destroyed car is seen at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A destroyed car is seen at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A destroyed car is seen at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry the body of a victim in a plastic bag at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry the body of a victim in a plastic bag at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry the body of a victim in a plastic bag at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Local residents stand at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Local residents stand at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Local residents stand at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A local resident walks on a mud-covered railway track at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A local resident walks on a mud-covered railway track at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A local resident walks on a mud-covered railway track at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldier walks as he searches for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldier walks as he searches for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldier walks as he searches for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors as a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors as a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers search for survivors as a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A local resident is lifted by a rescue helicopter from an area where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

A local resident is lifted by a rescue helicopter from an area where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

A local resident is lifted by a rescue helicopter from an area where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo
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An aerial view shows several landslides that swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014.  Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows several landslides that swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo

An aerial view shows several landslides that swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo
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Local residents wait for rescue operation atop of collapsed houses as rescue workers stand by next to them, after a massive landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Kyodo

Local residents wait for rescue operation atop of collapsed houses as rescue workers stand by next to them, after a massive landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August...more

Local residents wait for rescue operation atop of collapsed houses as rescue workers stand by next to them, after a massive landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo
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