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<p>A man cleans his bicycle at an area destroyed by the tsunami in Kamaishi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

A man cleans his bicycle at an area destroyed by the tsunami in Kamaishi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man cleans his bicycle at an area destroyed by the tsunami in Kamaishi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows to the Japanese flag with a black mourning cloth during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows to the Japanese flag with a black mourning cloth during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows to the Japanese flag with a black mourning cloth during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Japan Self Defense Force members in protective clothing prepare to transfer to another hospital workers who were exposed to radiation at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at a hospital in Fukushima Prefecture, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Japan Self Defense Force members in protective clothing prepare to transfer to another hospital workers who were exposed to radiation at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at a hospital in Fukushima Prefecture, March...more

Japan Self Defense Force members in protective clothing prepare to transfer to another hospital workers who were exposed to radiation at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at a hospital in Fukushima Prefecture, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A man is screened for radiation contamination in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

A man is screened for radiation contamination in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A man is screened for radiation contamination in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A woman holds a baby as a family member collects bottles of mineral water at a food distribution in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

A woman holds a baby as a family member collects bottles of mineral water at a food distribution in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A woman holds a baby as a family member collects bottles of mineral water at a food distribution in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A child holds a bottle of emergency long shelf-life mineral water distributed at a nursery school in Tokyo in this March 24, 2011 photo by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

A child holds a bottle of emergency long shelf-life mineral water distributed at a nursery school in Tokyo in this March 24, 2011 photo by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

A child holds a bottle of emergency long shelf-life mineral water distributed at a nursery school in Tokyo in this March 24, 2011 photo by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Workers recording the status of instruments in a control room at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo</p>

Workers recording the status of instruments in a control room at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo

Workers recording the status of instruments in a control room at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo

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<p>Handout photo from Tokyo Electric Power Co. shows workers outside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo</p>

Handout photo from Tokyo Electric Power Co. shows workers outside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo

Handout photo from Tokyo Electric Power Co. shows workers outside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo

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<p>A baby lies in a carriage as his mother receives bottled water at a ward office in Tokyo, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

A baby lies in a carriage as his mother receives bottled water at a ward office in Tokyo, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

A baby lies in a carriage as his mother receives bottled water at a ward office in Tokyo, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>Workers checking the parameters of instruments in the central control room at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo</p>

Workers checking the parameters of instruments in the central control room at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo more

Workers checking the parameters of instruments in the central control room at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo

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<p>A security gate at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo</p>

A security gate at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo

A security gate at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture northeastern Japan, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Kyodo

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<p>A woman looks at a destroyed residential area in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

A woman looks at a destroyed residential area in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A woman looks at a destroyed residential area in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Ducks swim past a submerged vehicle in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

Ducks swim past a submerged vehicle in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Ducks swim past a submerged vehicle in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Ryo Taira lifts a porpoise out of a flooded rice field after it was swept by the tsunami in Sendai, in this picture taken by Asahi Shimbun on March 22, 2011. Taira found the porpoise struggling in the shallow seawater on Tuesday and after failing to net it, waded in to the field to cradle four foot animal in his arms. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun</p>

Ryo Taira lifts a porpoise out of a flooded rice field after it was swept by the tsunami in Sendai, in this picture taken by Asahi Shimbun on March 22, 2011. Taira found the porpoise struggling in the shallow seawater on Tuesday and after failing to...more

Ryo Taira lifts a porpoise out of a flooded rice field after it was swept by the tsunami in Sendai, in this picture taken by Asahi Shimbun on March 22, 2011. Taira found the porpoise struggling in the shallow seawater on Tuesday and after failing to net it, waded in to the field to cradle four foot animal in his arms. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

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<p>Ryo Taira and an unidentified man lift a porpoise out of a flooded rice field after it was swept by the tsunami in Sendai, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun</p>

Ryo Taira and an unidentified man lift a porpoise out of a flooded rice field after it was swept by the tsunami in Sendai, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

Ryo Taira and an unidentified man lift a porpoise out of a flooded rice field after it was swept by the tsunami in Sendai, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

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<p>Kazuhito Goto, 51, looks at a wooden sushi plate which belonged to his father Kazuharu, whose body was found at his destroyed house in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. Kazuharu, 81, managed a sushi restaurant near the coast and his house and restaurant were swept 200 metres inland by the tsunami, Kazuhito said. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

Kazuhito Goto, 51, looks at a wooden sushi plate which belonged to his father Kazuharu, whose body was found at his destroyed house in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. Kazuharu, 81, managed a sushi restaurant near the coast and his house and restaurant were...more

Kazuhito Goto, 51, looks at a wooden sushi plate which belonged to his father Kazuharu, whose body was found at his destroyed house in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. Kazuharu, 81, managed a sushi restaurant near the coast and his house and restaurant were swept 200 metres inland by the tsunami, Kazuhito said. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Police officers carry the body of Kazuharu Goto from his destroyed house at a destroyed residential area in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

Police officers carry the body of Kazuharu Goto from his destroyed house at a destroyed residential area in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Police officers carry the body of Kazuharu Goto from his destroyed house at a destroyed residential area in Ofunato, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A baby undergoes a check for radiation in Fukushima City, northeastern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

A baby undergoes a check for radiation in Fukushima City, northeastern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A baby undergoes a check for radiation in Fukushima City, northeastern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A customer stands near shelves of bottled drinks that are running out at a convenience store in central Tokyo, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

A customer stands near shelves of bottled drinks that are running out at a convenience store in central Tokyo, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A customer stands near shelves of bottled drinks that are running out at a convenience store in central Tokyo, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Miwa Fujuwala carries her son Hiroto during a food distribution at a centre for evacuated victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi town, Iwate Prefecture, in northern Japan March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

Miwa Fujuwala carries her son Hiroto during a food distribution at a centre for evacuated victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi town, Iwate Prefecture, in northern Japan March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Miwa Fujuwala carries her son Hiroto during a food distribution at a centre for evacuated 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>Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry a coffin of a victim at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, in Miyagi prefecture, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry a coffin of a victim at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, in Miyagi prefecture, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force carry a coffin of a victim at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, in Miyagi prefecture, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A public health nurse scans Mitsue Watanabe, who evacuated from Minamisoma in Fukushima, to test for signs of nuclear radiation at a health center in Yonezawa, March 24, 2011. Watanabe's house is about 11 miles from the plant and she did not show harmful levels of radiation. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

A public health nurse scans Mitsue Watanabe, who evacuated from Minamisoma in Fukushima, to test for signs of nuclear radiation at a health center in Yonezawa, March 24, 2011. Watanabe's house is about 11 miles from the plant and she did not show...more

A public health nurse scans Mitsue Watanabe, who evacuated from Minamisoma in Fukushima, to test for signs of nuclear radiation at a health center in Yonezawa, March 24, 2011. Watanabe's house is about 11 miles from the plant and she did not show harmful levels of radiation. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Hiroshi Murayama, 82, walks past ships that were washed to shore, at Otsu port in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki prefecture, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Hiroshi Murayama, 82, walks past ships that were washed to shore, at Otsu port in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki prefecture, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Hiroshi Murayama, 82, walks past ships that were washed to shore, at Otsu port in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki prefecture, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A woman dries clothes after the tsunami destroyed her house in Motoyoshi town, Miyagi Prefecture, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

A woman dries clothes after the tsunami destroyed her house in Motoyoshi town, Miyagi Prefecture, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A woman dries clothes after the tsunami destroyed her house in Motoyoshi town, Miyagi Prefecture, March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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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 Rikuzentakai, 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 Rikuzentakai, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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 Rikuzentakai, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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