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Tsunami: Before and after

<p>A wave from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 11, 2011.


REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

A wave from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

A wave from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The seawall today.
REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The seawall today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The seawall today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Streets flooded after the tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 


REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

Streets flooded after the tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

Streets flooded after the tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The area today. 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The area today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The area today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A tsunami wave crashes over a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture.

 REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

A tsunami wave crashes over a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

A tsunami wave crashes over a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The fishing port today.


REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The fishing port today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The fishing port today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave from the tsunami flows over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture.

REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

A wave from the tsunami flows over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

A wave from the tsunami flows over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>A seawall and street today. 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A seawall and street today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A seawall and street today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>An area of devastation in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, the day the tsunami hit. 


REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

An area of devastation in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, the day the tsunami hit. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

An area of devastation in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, the day the tsunami hit. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The area today. 


REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The area today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The area today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave from the tsunami crashes over school grounds in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 


REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

A wave from the tsunami crashes over school grounds in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

A wave from the tsunami crashes over school grounds in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The school grounds today.


 REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The school grounds today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The school grounds today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave from the tsunami flows over a street and bridge in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 


REUTERS/Toshihiro Nagahora </p>

A wave from the tsunami flows over a street and bridge in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Toshihiro Nagahora

A wave from the tsunami flows over a street and bridge in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Toshihiro Nagahora

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<p>The street and bridge today. 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The street and bridge today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The street and bridge today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Streets flooded after the tsunami struck in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 

REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

Streets flooded after the tsunami struck in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

Streets flooded after the tsunami struck in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The area today. 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The area today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The area today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave from the tsunami flows over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 

REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

A wave from the tsunami flows over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

A wave from the tsunami flows over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The street and seawall today.

REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The street and seawall today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The street and seawall today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave from the tsunami crashes over a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 


REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

A wave from the tsunami crashes over a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

A wave from the tsunami crashes over a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The fishing port today. 


REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The fishing port today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The fishing port today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 


REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

A wave from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

A wave from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The seawall today. 


REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The seawall today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The seawall today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave from the tsunami crashes over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 


REUTERS/Miyako City Office</p>

A wave from the tsunami crashes over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

A wave from the tsunami crashes over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Miyako City Office

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<p>The street and seawall today.


REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The street and seawall today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The street and seawall today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A wave from the tsunami flows over a street and a bridge in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. 


REUTERS/Toshihiro Nagahora </p>

A wave from the tsunami flows over a street and a bridge in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Toshihiro Nagahora

A wave from the tsunami flows over a street and a bridge in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. REUTERS/Toshihiro Nagahora

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<p>The bridge and street today. 


REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

The bridge and street today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The bridge and street today. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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