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Seven days in Japan

<p>A woman wearing a helmet walks through traffic chaos as people are forced to walk home between gridlocked vehicles in central Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan, March 11, 2011. 


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A woman wearing a helmet walks through traffic chaos as people are forced to walk home between gridlocked vehicles in central Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A woman wearing a helmet walks through traffic chaos as people are forced to walk home between gridlocked vehicles in central Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after an earthquake struck the area, March 11, 2011. 

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A wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after an earthquake struck the area, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun

A wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after an earthquake struck the area, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun

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<p>A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. 

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A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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<p>Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. 


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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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<p>Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, March 11, 2011. 


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

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

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<p>Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo, March 11, 2011. 

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Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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<p>Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan, March 11, 2011.


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Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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<p>Houses lie flattened after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. 

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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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<p>Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. 


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Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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<p>A woman cries after learning that her mother was successfully rescued from a building following an earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. 

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A woman cries after learning that her mother was successfully rescued from a building following an earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

A woman cries after learning that her mother was successfully rescued from a building following an earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

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

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

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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<p>A man looks out over an area swept by a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai City, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. 

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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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<p>A damaged train is seen after an earthquake and tsunami in Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, March 12, 2011. 

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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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<p>Abandoned housing sites remain empty after being swept by tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. 

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Abandoned housing sites remain empty after being swept by tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Abandoned housing sites remain empty after being swept by tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A woman who was trapped in her home is carried by a Japan Self Defense Force soldier in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. 

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A woman who was trapped in her home is carried by a Japan Self Defense Force soldier in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A woman who was trapped in her home is carried by a Japan Self Defense Force soldier in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Damaged ships are seen after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture, March 12, 2011. 

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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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<p>People, in a floating container, are rescued from a building following an earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

People, in a floating container, are rescued from a building following an earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

People, in a floating container, are rescued from a building following an earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A boat is seen amid the rubble of a destroyed building in flood waters near the coastal town of Sendai, March 12, 2011. 

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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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<p>People evacuate from their destroyed village after an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, March 12, 2011. 

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People evacuate from their destroyed village after an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

People evacuate from their destroyed village after an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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<p>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 </p>

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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<p>A family photograph is half buried in the mud in Rikuzentakata, in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won </p>

A family photograph is half buried in the mud in Rikuzentakata, in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

A family photograph is half buried in the mud in Rikuzentakata, in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>Patients wait to be rescued from a hospital where there is no electricity or medicine in Otsuchi town in Iwate Prefecture, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun</p>

Patients wait to be rescued from a hospital where there is no electricity or medicine in Otsuchi town in Iwate Prefecture, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

Patients wait to be rescued from a hospital where there is no electricity or medicine in Otsuchi town in Iwate Prefecture, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

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<p>Buildings are devastated after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 13, 2011. 

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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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<p>An elderly woman is given first aid at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki, March 13, 2011. 

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An elderly woman is given first aid at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An elderly woman is given first aid at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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

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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<p>A victim's hand sticks out among the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 13, 2011. 

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A victim's hand sticks out among the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A victim's hand sticks out among the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A woman looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun</p>

A woman looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

A woman looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

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<p>Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13, 2011.

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Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Elderly people warm themselves with blankets at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki, March 13, 2011. 

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Elderly people warm themselves with blankets at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Elderly people warm themselves with blankets at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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

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

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

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<p>A mother tries to talk to her daughter who has been isolated for signs of radiation after evacuating from the vicinity of Fukushima's nuclear plants, at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A mother tries to talk to her daughter who has been isolated for signs of radiation after evacuating from the vicinity of Fukushima's nuclear plants, at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels in...more

A mother tries to talk to her daughter who has been isolated for signs of radiation after evacuating from the vicinity of Fukushima's nuclear plants, at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Japanese rescue workers carry the body of a tsunami victim in the devastated town of Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Japanese rescue workers carry the body of a tsunami victim in the devastated town of Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Japanese rescue workers carry the body of a tsunami victim in the devastated town of Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Rescue workers move the body of a patient through the halls of a hospital in Minamisanriku town, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Rescue workers move the body of a patient through the halls of a hospital in Minamisanriku town, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Rescue workers move the body of a patient through the halls of a hospital in Minamisanriku town, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p> The body of a female patient lies dead in the hallways of a hospital in Minamisanriku town, March 14, 2011, 

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The body of a female patient lies dead in the hallways of a hospital in Minamisanriku town, March 14, 2011, REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The body of a female patient lies dead in the hallways of a hospital in Minamisanriku town, March 14, 2011, REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>A survivor pushes his bicycle through remains of devastated town of Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. 

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A survivor pushes his bicycle through remains of devastated town of Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A survivor pushes his bicycle through remains of devastated town of Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>The No.3 nuclear reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, March 14, 2011. 


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The No.3 nuclear reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Digital Globe

The No.3 nuclear reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Digital Globe

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<p>A car sits atop another in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A car sits atop another in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A car sits atop another in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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

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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<p>A woman looks at messages posted on the wall at an evacuation center set at a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A woman looks at messages posted on the wall at an evacuation center set at a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A woman looks at messages posted on the wall at an evacuation center set at a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A woman cries as she chats with a resident in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A woman cries as she chats with a resident in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman cries as she chats with a resident in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Japanese rescue workers clear the rubble among destroyed homes in a residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. 

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Japanese rescue workers clear the rubble among destroyed homes in a residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Japanese rescue workers clear the rubble among destroyed homes in a residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Family photo albums are seen in ruins of the devastated residential area of tsunami hit Otsuchi, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Family photo albums are seen in ruins of the devastated residential area of tsunami hit Otsuchi, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Family photo albums are seen in ruins of the devastated residential area of tsunami hit Otsuchi, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>People rest at a shelter for earthquake and tsunami evacuees in Miyako city in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

People rest at a shelter for earthquake and tsunami evacuees in Miyako city in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

People rest at a shelter for earthquake and tsunami evacuees in Miyako city in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A man stands amidst the destruction in Kesennuma City, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

A man stands amidst the destruction in Kesennuma City, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A man stands amidst the destruction in Kesennuma City, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Japan Self-Defense Force officers prepare for a clean-up at a radiation affected area in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 15, 2011. 

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Japan Self-Defense Force officers prepare for a clean-up at a radiation affected area in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan Self-Defense Force officers prepare for a clean-up at a radiation affected area in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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

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

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

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<p>A body is seen at an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A body is seen at an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A body is seen at an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A woman and her maternal aunt cry at a shelter as they reunite for the first time after an earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won </p>

A woman and her maternal aunt cry at a shelter as they reunite for the first time after an earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

A woman and her maternal aunt cry at a shelter as they reunite for the first time after an earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture, northeast Japan, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>Soldiers carry the body of a victim as others prepare to retrieve more in Kesennuma City, March 15, 2011, REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Soldiers carry the body of a victim as others prepare to retrieve more in Kesennuma City, March 15, 2011, REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Soldiers carry the body of a victim as others prepare to retrieve more in Kesennuma City, March 15, 2011, REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Bodies found in the ruins of the devastated residential area of Otsuchi are collected in a sports hall, March 15, 2011. 

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Bodies found in the ruins of the devastated residential area of Otsuchi are collected in a sports hall, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Bodies found in the ruins of the devastated residential area of Otsuchi are collected in a sports hall, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Heavy snow falls on rubble and rescue workers at a devastated factory area in Sendai, northern Japan, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

Heavy snow falls on rubble and rescue workers at a devastated factory area in Sendai, northern Japan, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Heavy snow falls on rubble and rescue workers at a devastated factory area in Sendai, northern Japan, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A woman shops for food from almost empty shelves at a supermarket in Morioka, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A woman shops for food from almost empty shelves at a supermarket in Morioka, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman shops for food from almost empty shelves at a supermarket in Morioka, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Medical staff use a Geiger counter to screen a woman for possible radiation exposure at a public welfare centre in Hitachi City, Ibaraki, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun</p>

Medical staff use a Geiger counter to screen a woman for possible radiation exposure at a public welfare centre in Hitachi City, Ibaraki, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

Medical staff use a Geiger counter to screen a woman for possible radiation exposure at a public welfare centre in Hitachi City, Ibaraki, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

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<p>Rescue workers salute next to a body they retrieved from the rubbles in Rikuzentakat, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Rescue workers salute next to a body they retrieved from the rubbles in Rikuzentakat, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Rescue workers salute next to a body they retrieved from the rubbles in Rikuzentakat, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A ship brought in by the tsunami is seen at a devastated area in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

A ship brought in by the tsunami is seen at a devastated area in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A ship brought in by the tsunami is seen at a devastated area in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Survivors react after collecting their belongings at their destroyed house in a village in Otsuchi, northeast Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won </p>

Survivors react after collecting their belongings at their destroyed house in a village in Otsuchi, northeast Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Survivors react after collecting their belongings at their destroyed house in a village in Otsuchi, northeast Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>Vehicles travel along the destroyed landscape in Minamisanriku City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

Vehicles travel along the destroyed landscape in Minamisanriku City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Vehicles travel along the destroyed landscape in Minamisanriku City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A man rides a bicycle at an area hit by earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

A man rides a bicycle at an area hit by earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man rides a bicycle at an area hit by earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A woman walks through a destroyed residential area in Rikuzentakat, Iwate Prefecture, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A woman walks through a destroyed residential area in Rikuzentakat, Iwate Prefecture, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman walks through a destroyed residential area in Rikuzentakat, Iwate Prefecture, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An aerial view taken from a helicopter from Japan's Self-Defence Force shows damage to the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, March 16, 2011. 


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An aerial view taken from a helicopter from Japan's Self-Defence Force shows damage to the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/TEPCO

An aerial view taken from a helicopter from Japan's Self-Defence Force shows damage to the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/TEPCO

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<p>Lights are turned off to save energy before rolling blackouts in Tokyo, March 17, 2011.

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Lights are turned off to save energy before rolling blackouts in Tokyo, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Lights are turned off to save energy before rolling blackouts in Tokyo, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Passengers crowd as they queue to check in for flights at Narita airport, east of Tokyo, March 18, 2011. 

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Passengers crowd as they queue to check in for flights at Narita airport, east of Tokyo, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Passengers crowd as they queue to check in for flights at Narita airport, east of Tokyo, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A man cries next to his destroyed house where his dead mother is still buried in the rubble at a devastated area in Onagawa town in Miyagi Prefecture, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun</p>

A man cries next to his destroyed house where his dead mother is still buried in the rubble at a devastated area in Onagawa town in Miyagi Prefecture, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

A man cries next to his destroyed house where his dead mother is still buried in the rubble at a devastated area in Onagawa town in Miyagi Prefecture, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

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<p>The body of a victim is covered with a blanket after it was retrieved from the rubble of Rikuzentakat, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

The body of a victim is covered with a blanket after it was retrieved from the rubble of Rikuzentakat, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The body of a victim is covered with a blanket after it was retrieved from the rubble of Rikuzentakat, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Japanese fire fighters lower the body of a victim from a two-story house at a village that was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami, in Kamaishi, northeast Japan, March 17, 2011. 

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Japanese fire fighters lower the body of a victim from a two-story house at a village that was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami, in Kamaishi, northeast Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Japanese fire fighters lower the body of a victim from a two-story house at a village that was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami, in Kamaishi, northeast Japan, March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A survivor looks at a photograph near her destroyed house in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A survivor looks at a photograph near her destroyed house in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A survivor looks at a photograph near her destroyed house in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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

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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<p>A group of rescue workers observes a minute of silence to mourn for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

A group of rescue workers observes a minute of silence to mourn for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A group of rescue workers observes a minute of silence to mourn for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>An evacuee, who fled from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant, sits next to laundry hanged out to dry at an evacuation center set in a gymnasium in Yamagata, northern Japan, March 18, 2011.

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An evacuee, who fled from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant, sits next to laundry hanged out to dry at an evacuation center set in a gymnasium in Yamagata, northern Japan, March 18, 2011. /Yuriko Nakao

An evacuee, who fled from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant, sits next to laundry hanged out to dry at an evacuation center set in a gymnasium in Yamagata, northern Japan, March 18, 2011. /Yuriko Nakao

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