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写真 | 2011年 05月 6日 04:11 JST

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<p>Wakana Kumagai, 6, runs after visiting the grave of her father at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, April 21, 2011 Her father Kazuyuki called his wife Yoshiko just after the March 11 earthquake to tell her to take the children to Omagari elementary school which was serving as a shelter. He was found near the shelter four days after the tsunami, Yoshiko said. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Wakana Kumagai, 6, runs after visiting the grave of her father at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Mamore

Wakana Kumagai, 6, runs after visiting the grave of her father at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, April 21, 2011 Her father Kazuyuki called his wife Yoshiko just after the March 11 earthquake to tell her to take the children to Omagari elementary school which was serving as a shelter. He was found near the shelter four days after the tsunami, Yoshiko said. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A damaged car is seen in a cemetery at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Watari, Miyagi prefecture, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A damaged car is seen in a cemetery at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Watarimore

A damaged car is seen in a cemetery at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Watari, Miyagi prefecture, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A woman reads a book at Yokohama park where tulips are in full bloom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, April 26, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A woman reads a book at Yokohama park where tulips are in full bloom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, April 26,more

A woman reads a book at Yokohama park where tulips are in full bloom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, April 26, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A man walks past burning debris in an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture, April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A man walks past burning debris in an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Minamisanrmore

A man walks past burning debris in an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture, April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Elementary schoolchildren wear protective headgear as they walk to school in Tokyo April 25, 2011. Some schools in Tokyo have asked their students to wear protective headgear on their way to school and while returning home since the deadly earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

Elementary schoolchildren wear protective headgear as they walk to school in Tokyo April 25, 2011. Some schmore

Elementary schoolchildren wear protective headgear as they walk to school in Tokyo April 25, 2011. Some schools in Tokyo have asked their students to wear protective headgear on their way to school and while returning home since the deadly earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A fisherman repairs his fishing net, which he retrieved from tsunami debris at a damaged fishing port, in Otsu town in Kitaibaraki, April 22, 2011. 

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

A fisherman repairs his fishing net, which he retrieved from tsunami debris at a damaged fishing port, in Omore

A fisherman repairs his fishing net, which he retrieved from tsunami debris at a damaged fishing port, in Otsu town in Kitaibaraki, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Members of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in protective gear are seen in Haranomachi in Fukushima prefecture, before moving out to search for bodies near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, May 3, 2011. 


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Members of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in protective gear are seen in Haranomachi in Fukushima prefectumore

Members of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in protective gear are seen in Haranomachi in Fukushima prefecture, before moving out to search for bodies near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, May 3, 2011. REUTERS/Japan Ground Self-Defence Force

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<p>A member of the Japan Self-Defense Force searches for victims in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture, April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A member of the Japan Self-Defense Force searches for victims in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture, Aprmore

A member of the Japan Self-Defense Force searches for victims in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture, April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A pregnant woman and girl look at a mockup nuclear control room at a nuclear museum beside the Hamaoka station in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, May 5, 2011. 


REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

A pregnant woman and girl look at a mockup nuclear control room at a nuclear museum beside the Hamaoka statmore

A pregnant woman and girl look at a mockup nuclear control room at a nuclear museum beside the Hamaoka station in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, May 5, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Damaged cars are seen at an area in Watari, Miyagi prefecture, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Damaged cars are seen at an area in Watari, Miyagi prefecture, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Damaged cars are seen at an area in Watari, Miyagi prefecture, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A man looks for his personal belongings at a collection center for items found in the rubble in Natori, April 12, 2011. 

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

A man looks for his personal belongings at a collection center for items found in the rubble in Natori, Aprmore

A man looks for his personal belongings at a collection center for items found in the rubble in Natori, April 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Men pass by a car that was washed on to a factory's roof, in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Men pass by a car that was washed on to a factory's roof, in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 14, 2011. REUmore

Men pass by a car that was washed on to a factory's roof, in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, wearing protective suits, search for victims at sea in an area that was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, April 14, 2011. 


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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, wearing protective suits, search for victims at sea in an areamore

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, wearing protective suits, search for victims at sea in an area that was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, April 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A woman looks for her personal belongings at a collection center for items which were found in the rubble in Natori, April 12, 2011. 


REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

A woman looks for her personal belongings at a collection center for items which were found in the rubble imore

A woman looks for her personal belongings at a collection center for items which were found in the rubble in Natori, April 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A man walks in front of a ship washed ashore in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A man walks in front of a ship washed ashore in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanmore

A man walks in front of a ship washed ashore in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A picture frame and water marks are seen over the wall of a kindergarten in Ishinomaki, April 7, 2011. 

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A picture frame and water marks are seen over the wall of a kindergarten in Ishinomaki, April 7, 2011. REmore

A picture frame and water marks are seen over the wall of a kindergarten in Ishinomaki, April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A vehicle sits on the roof of a destroyed building in the residential part of Otsuchi, April 3, 2011. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A vehicle sits on the roof of a destroyed building in the residential part of Otsuchi, April 3, 2011. REmore

A vehicle sits on the roof of a destroyed building in the residential part of Otsuchi, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An employee walks out from an office room after a strong earthquake at a hotel in Oshu, Iwate prefecture, April 8, 2011. 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

An employee walks out from an office room after a strong earthquake at a hotel in Oshu, Iwate prefecture, Amore

An employee walks out from an office room after a strong earthquake at a hotel in Oshu, Iwate prefecture, April 8, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A broken clock is seen in a destroyed house in Rikuzentakata, April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A broken clock is seen in a destroyed house in Rikuzentakata, April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A broken clock is seen in a destroyed house in Rikuzentakata, April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Anna Monma, 5, walks with her teddy bear, which she retrieved from her house in Ishinomaki, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

Anna Monma, 5, walks with her teddy bear, which she retrieved from her house in Ishinomaki, April 3, 2011. more

Anna Monma, 5, walks with her teddy bear, which she retrieved from her house in Ishinomaki, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Ships that were washed to shore are seen near Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Ships that were washed to shore are seen near Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai more

Ships that were washed to shore are seen near Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A girl walks with her mother after her first day of school at the Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, April 6, 2011. 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A girl walks with her mother after her first day of school at the Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, Amore

A girl walks with her mother after her first day of school at the Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima, April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A man stands in front of the fully burned Kadonowaki elementary school in Ishinomaki, April 7, 2011. 


REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A man stands in front of the fully burned Kadonowaki elementary school in Ishinomaki, April 7, 2011. REUmore

A man stands in front of the fully burned Kadonowaki elementary school in Ishinomaki, April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Family portraits decorate a wall in a damaged house in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Family portraits decorate a wall in a damaged house in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Dammore

Family portraits decorate a wall in a damaged house in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A man walks in front of trucks, washed up onto a warehouse, at a port in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

A man walks in front of trucks, washed up onto a warehouse, at a port in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 4more

A man walks in front of trucks, washed up onto a warehouse, at a port in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Hiroko Takahashi from Minamisoma wears a face mask as she poses for a photo outside an evacuation center  for those from the zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, April 4, 2011. 

 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Hiroko Takahashi from Minamisoma wears a face mask as she poses for a photo outside an evacuation center fmore

Hiroko Takahashi from Minamisoma wears a face mask as she poses for a photo outside an evacuation center for those from the zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Seagulls fly behind a damaged car at a port in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Seagulls fly behind a damaged car at a port in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanaimore

Seagulls fly behind a damaged car at a port in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>An evacuee sleeps at a gymnasium currently serving as an evacuation center before a visit by Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako in Chofu, western Tokyo, April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

An evacuee sleeps at a gymnasium currently serving as an evacuation center before a visit by Japan's Crown more

An evacuee sleeps at a gymnasium currently serving as an evacuation center before a visit by Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako in Chofu, western Tokyo, April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Japanese yen banknotes, which were found in a damaged store, are seen in Ishinomaki, April 3, 2011. 

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

Japanese yen banknotes, which were found in a damaged store, are seen in Ishinomaki, April 3, 2011. REUTEmore

Japanese yen banknotes, which were found in a damaged store, are seen in Ishinomaki, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Japanese soldiers in Ishinomaki, northern Japan, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Japanese soldiers in Ishinomaki, northern Japan, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Japanese soldiers in Ishinomaki, northern Japan, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A Japanese flag is seen as a man walks along an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Taro town, Iwate prefecture March 29, 2011.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A Japanese flag is seen as a man walks along an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Tmore

A Japanese flag is seen as a man walks along an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Taro town, Iwate prefecture March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A seagull flies in front of burnt ships in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A seagull flies in front of burnt ships in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, after the area was devastated by amore

A seagull flies in front of burnt ships in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Workers install a sign at a cemetery for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Kamaishi town, Iwate prefecture March 29, 2011. The sign reads, "Tohoru Great Disaster Victims Burial".   REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Workers install a sign at a cemetery for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Kamaishi town, more

Workers install a sign at a cemetery for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Kamaishi town, Iwate prefecture March 29, 2011. The sign reads, "Tohoru Great Disaster Victims Burial". REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Katsuyuki Takahashi stands behind the portraits of his parents and aunt that he recovered from a destroyed family house in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Katsuyuki Takahashi stands behind the portraits of his parents and aunt that he recovered from a destroyed more

Katsuyuki Takahashi stands behind the portraits of his parents and aunt that he recovered from a destroyed family house in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A girl cries at an evacuation shelter in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 29, 2011.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A girl cries at an evacuation shelter in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, after the area was devastated by more

A girl cries at an evacuation shelter in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Vehicles pass by an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Taro town, Iwate prefecture March 29, 2011. According to local media, Taro has the highest anti-tsunami seawall in Japan. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Vehicles pass by an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Taro town, Iwate prefecture Mmore

Vehicles pass by an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Taro town, Iwate prefecture March 29, 2011. According to local media, Taro has the highest anti-tsunami seawall in Japan. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A man makes his way through a destroyed neighborhood in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 29, 2011.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A man makes his way through a destroyed neighborhood in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, after the area wasmore

A man makes his way through a destroyed neighborhood in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Women spend a moment of silence next to coffins of victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at a temporary mass gravesite in Higashi-Matsushima in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan March 31, 2011.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Women spend a moment of silence next to coffins of victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at a tempmore

Women spend a moment of silence next to coffins of victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at a temporary mass gravesite in Higashi-Matsushima in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A globe sits on top of debris in a classroom at the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A globe sits on top of debris in a classroom at the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyamore

A globe sits on top of debris in a classroom at the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A man hold his mobile phone as he sits in ruins of a house in Minamisanriku after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 30, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A man hold his mobile phone as he sits in ruins of a house in Minamisanriku after the area was devastated bmore

A man hold his mobile phone as he sits in ruins of a house in Minamisanriku after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 30, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>People rest next to debris and uprooted trees near the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 29, 2011.    REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

People rest next to debris and uprooted trees near the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Mmore

People rest next to debris and uprooted trees near the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A girl walks with her dog in an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Taro town, Iwate Prefecture March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A girl walks with her dog in an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Taro town, Iwate Pmore

A girl walks with her dog in an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Taro town, Iwate Prefecture March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>People walk at an area which was damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, near Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

People walk at an area which was damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, near Sendai, Miyagi Prefecmore

People walk at an area which was damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, near Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A woman rides a bicycle in front of a ship damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A woman rides a bicycle in front of a ship damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, nomore

A woman rides a bicycle in front of a ship damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A torn page with headshots of students from a class photo album lies on mud outside the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 29, 2011.   REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A torn page with headshots of students from a class photo album lies on mud outside the tsunami-hit Okawa Emore

A torn page with headshots of students from a class photo album lies on mud outside the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A ship destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami is seen in Kesennuma town in Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A ship destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami is seen in Kesennuma town in Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 20more

A ship destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami is seen in Kesennuma town in Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A woman reacts while using a phone as she looks at her house destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Kessenuma town, in Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 2011. 

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A woman reacts while using a phone as she looks at her house destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Kesmore

A woman reacts while using a phone as she looks at her house destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Kessenuma town, in Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Elementary school children's bags are seen gathered near the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 28, 2011. 
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Elementary school children's bags are seen gathered near the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinommore

Elementary school children's bags are seen gathered near the tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Vehicles sit atop a devastated home for elderly people in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, March 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Vehicles sit atop a devastated home for elderly people in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTEmore

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

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<p>A fisherman reacts as he looks at his boat, which was destroyed by the tsunami, in Yamada town, Iwate prefecture, March 27, 2011. 

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A fisherman reacts as he looks at his boat, which was destroyed by the tsunami, in Yamada town, Iwate prefemore

A fisherman reacts as he looks at his boat, which was destroyed by the tsunami, in Yamada town, Iwate prefecture, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>An elderly woman reads a newspaper as she lies on the floor of a classroom at Otsu Elementary School, which is being used as an evacuation shelter, at Otsu town in Kitaibaraki, south of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, March 27, 2011. 

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An elderly woman reads a newspaper as she lies on the floor of a classroom at Otsu Elementary School, whichmore

An elderly woman reads a newspaper as she lies on the floor of a classroom at Otsu Elementary School, which is being used as an evacuation shelter, at Otsu town in Kitaibaraki, south of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A car is seen partially submerged in an inundated rice field in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A car is seen partially submerged in an inundated rice field in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, Marcmore

A car is seen partially submerged in an inundated rice field in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A pupil sits alone before a graduation ceremony at Ashinome kindergarten in Kessenuma, in Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 2011. One pupil and several parents from the school have been reported missing after the disaster. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A pupil sits alone before a graduation ceremony at Ashinome kindergarten in Kessenuma, in Miyagi prefecturemore

A pupil sits alone before a graduation ceremony at Ashinome kindergarten in Kessenuma, in Miyagi prefecture, March 28, 2011. One pupil and several parents from the school have been reported missing after the disaster. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A member of a Red Cross team walks in front of a boat sitting atop a building in Otsuchi, March 28, 2011. 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A member of a Red Cross team walks in front of a boat sitting atop a building in Otsuchi, March 28, 2011. more

A member of a Red Cross team walks in front of a boat sitting atop a building in Otsuchi, March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A man eats bread at an evacuation center for earthquake and tsunami victims in Oshima island, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

A man eats bread at an evacuation center for earthquake and tsunami victims in Oshima island, March 27, 201more

A man eats bread at an evacuation center for earthquake and tsunami victims in Oshima island, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Family members of victims stand next a coffin as more coffins arrive at a mass funeral in Kassenuma town, Miyagi prefecture, March 26, 2011. 

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Family members of victims stand next a coffin as more coffins arrive at a mass funeral in Kassenuma town, Mmore

Family members of victims stand next a coffin as more coffins arrive at a mass funeral in Kassenuma town, Miyagi prefecture, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A Japanese soldier looks for dead bodies at an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A Japanese soldier looks for dead bodies at an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishmore

A Japanese soldier looks for dead bodies at an area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, northern Japan April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A car in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 25, 2011. 

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A car in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A car in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Tsunami victims standing by their burnt houses as they see each other for the first time since the earthquake,  in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 26, 2011. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj  </p>

Tsunami victims standing by their burnt houses as they see each other for the first time since the earthquamore

Tsunami victims standing by their burnt houses as they see each other for the first time since the earthquake, in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A life-sized statue of a whale hanging at the whale museumi in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 25, 2011. 

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A life-sized statue of a whale hanging at the whale museumi in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 25, 201more

A life-sized statue of a whale hanging at the whale museumi in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A mannequin sits among houses in Yamada town, Iwate prefecture, March 27, 2011.

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

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<p>A man cleans an area near Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 24, 2011. 

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

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<p>Personal pictures are salvaged from the ruins in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, March 24, 2011. 

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<p>A bereaved family member prays in front of a coffin at a temporary mass grave site in Higashi-Matsushima, in Miyagi prefecture, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

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<p>A car is seen on top of a destroyed building in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, March 22, 2011. 

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<p>People evacuated from the disaster zone pass the time in a sports hall turned into a shelter in Rikuzentakata,  March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

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<p>A piano submerged in water in Rikuzentakat, March 21, 2011. 

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<p>Women look for their cars at a dump site in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, April 5, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg sails across Atlantic

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Hong Kongers protest at site of suspected triad attacks

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