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Rescue workers carry an elderly man found alive by tsunami survivors buried under rubble along a slope of a hill in Minamisanrikucho in Miyagi Prefecture on Monday, three days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's northeast coast.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

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People walk a road between the rubble of destroyed buildings in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, on Monday, three days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast.

AP / Yomiuri Shim

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Members of the Japanese Defense Force remove the body of a victim of last week's tsunami from what remains of Nobiru station in Miyagi, Japan.

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Evacuees gather around the candlelight at a blacked out shelter Monday in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.

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A family takes a rest with their pet dog on Monday at a shelter at Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.

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People walk through a street covered in rubble Monday to receive water in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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A little child is held by rescue workers after being rescued from a building at Kesennuma, northeastern Japan.

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A large ship sits among rubble after it was hit by a tsunami in Kesennuma, northeastern Japan.

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A man stands on a street scattered with rubble, boats and vehicles at Miyako, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Rescue workers look for survivors while going through debris in Rikuzentakada in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

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A woman cries as she meest up again with a friend at an evacuation center in Rikuzentaketa, Iwate prefecture, Japan.

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White smokes rises from burning houses in Yamadamachi in Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

Japan-Aftermath-officers-masks-nuclear-plant

Police officers wearing gas masks patrol in the area of the Fukushima power plant's Unit 1 in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, amid fears that a part of the plant could melt down.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

Japan-Aftermath-Okumamachi-Fukushima-nuclear-plant

Smoke rises from Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1 in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, on Saturday in this video image taken from NTV Japan via APTN. The walls of a building at the nuclear power station crumbled Saturday as smoke poured out, and Japanese officials said they feared the reactor could melt down following the failure of its cooling system.

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Local residents form a long line at a water station set up at a park at Koriyama, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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A man takes a picture of a car washed atop a building by a tsunami following a massive earthquake in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan.

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Buildings are covered with mud in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbum

Japan-Aftermath-sand-sculpture

An Indian snacks vendor walks past a sand sculpture on a beach in Puri, India, depicting the tsunami that hit Japan, created by sand artist Sudarshan Pattanik with a message to help victims.

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Members of a family have a dinner at a shelter in Ofuna, Iwate prefecture, Japan.

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A vehicle is buried in mud and debris after it was washed away by tsunami in Sendai, northern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Thick black smokes cover the sky over Tagajo, Miyagi, northern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Cargo containers are strewn about in Sendai, northern Japan.

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Japan-Aftermath-Kesennuma-elderly-woman

A stranded elderly woman is carried on the back of a Japanese soldier after being rescued from a residence at Kesennuma, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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An aerial view shows vehicles washed away by an earthquake-triggered tsunami in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

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A firefighter runs through the disaster scene in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan

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Elderly Japanese huddle together on the rooftop of a school where they sought shelter in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Men look at a railway track damaged by Friday's strong earthquake and quake-triggered tsunami in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Buildings are submerged after an earthquake-triggered tsunami hit Yamamoto town in Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

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Harald Aubig, a member of the German Federal Agency for technical relief, waits to board a plane to Japan at Frankfurt-Hahn airport near Lautzenhausen, Germany.

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Search and rescue dog Pia waits with members of the German Federal Agency for technical Relief to board a plane to Japan at Frankfurt-Hahn airport near Lautzenhausen, Germany.

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Japan Defense Force personell help people go through the flooded area by boats in Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture (state), northern Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

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Residents sleep in a community center Saturday after being evacuated from areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear facilities in Iwaki City, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, following Friday's massive 8.9 earthquake.

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Landslide covers train tracks near Echigotanaka Station in Niigata prefecture, Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Oil leaked from a Nippon Petroleum Refining Co. oil factory float at Shiogama Bay, Miyagi prefecture, Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

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A fishing boat stands in front of a man at Miyako, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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An elderly woman who spent the night at a school, in background, is helped by rescuers in Sendai, northeastern Japan, a day after a giant quake and tsunami struck the country's northeastern coast.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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An earthquake-triggered tsunami washes away a warehouse and vehicles in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

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Japanese soldiers and rescue workers try to remove rubble on a street in Kamaishi, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Displaced vehicles are seen at Sendai Port in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

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Smoke billows from a burning oil refinery as a man inspects damages done by a massive tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan.

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A man walks by a collapsed house and debris at Sendai Port in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

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A bridge under construction, left, and an existing one are damaged in Namegata, Ibaraki prefecture, a day after one of Japan's strongest earthquakes ever recorded hit the country's east coast.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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A collapsed house remains in debris at Sendai Port in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

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Smoke billows from an oil refinery plant on fire in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Saturday following Friday's 8.9-magnitude quake and the tsunami it spawned hit the country's northeastern coast.

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People walk by a car got stuck into a building in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan.

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Japan-Aftermath-Sendai-refinery-plant-fire

Smoke billows from an oil refinery plant on fire in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Saturday following Friday's 8.9-magnitude quake and the tsunami it spawned hit the country's northeastern coast.

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A large trailer stuck in an narrow canal leans over debris at a port in Sendai, northern Japan.

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Electric poles stand tilted near a port in Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

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Japan-Aftermath-Namiemachi-Fukushima-hot-meal

People taking a shelter by an evacuation order are provided hot meal in Namiemachi in Fukushima Prefecture as Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1 faced a possible meltdown.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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A man walks in a flooded street in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, following a massive tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake.

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A military helicopter flies over a sunken town in northern Japan following a massive tsunami triggered by one of strongest earthquakes ever recorded .

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Japan's new Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Chiaki Takahashi, left, greets South Korean rescue team members with search dogs as they arrive at Tokyo's international airport at Haneda.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Ichihara-oil-refinery

Firefighting ships spray water over burning oil refinery tanks in Ichihara in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Minamisanrikucho-debris

A vessel and debris surge between displaced houses in Minamisanrikucho, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Minamisanrikucho-helicopter-building

A Japan Air Defense Force helicopter lands on a ground next to a totally damaged building in Minamisanrikucho in Miyagi Prefecture.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Ishinomaki-floating-houses

Damaged houses and other debris float in the waters off Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture (State) a day after a giant quake and tsunami struck the country's northeastern coast.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Vehicles are piled up in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Damaged buildings are swept out in Noda village, Iwate prefecture, Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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A Japan Air Defense Force's helicopter hovers over a ground marked with SOS signs and letters reading: "Food, water and blankets 1,000" to land in Minamisanrikucho, Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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People stranded on a damaged building are rescued in Noda village, Iwate prefecture, Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Kesennnuma-residents-rubble

Residents make their way through rubble at Kesennnuma, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-bay-Kesennuma-ships-burn

Vessels burn at the Bay of Kesennuma in Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, after an 8.9-magnitude quake and the tsunami it spawned hit the country's northeastern coast.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Miyako-damaged-road

People look at the severely damaged road scattered with debris at Miyako, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Kesennuma-smoke-residences

Smokes rise from burning residences in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Higashimatsushima-derailed-train

A train sits derailed in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture, Japan

AP / KYODO NEWS

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Japanese soldiers make their way atop a wall to get around vehicles swept by a tsunami at Kesennnuma, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Minamisanrikucho-helicopter-roof-rescue

A member of the Air Self-Defense Force rescues a stranded person from the roof of a building in Minamisanrikucho, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Rikuzentakada-shattered-houses

Rescue workers stand by totally shattered houses by a port in Rikuzentakada in Iwate Prefecture (state), northern Japan.

AP / Yomiuri Shimbun

Japan-Aftermath-Kesennuma-fire-department-helicopters

Members from a fire department's helicopters operates rescue activities in Kesennuma, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Kesennuma-makeshift-boat

Local residents stranded in a building are evacuated in a makeshift boat to a safer place at Kesennuma, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Rikuzentakada-belongings

A woman carries belongings she collected from a house swept by a tsunami at Rikuzentakada, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Miyako-City-Hall

Rubble and collapsed homes are strewn about near a branch of Miyako City Hall in Iwate prefecture, northern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Miyako-electric-pole-car

A car leans against a wire from an electric pole in Miyako, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Kesennuma-helicopter-stranded-pluck

A stranded person is plucked by a rescue helicopter above Kesennuma, northeastern Japan, after a giant quake and tsunami struck the country's northeastern coast.

Ap / KYODO NEWS

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Cars of a train lie overturned in Shinchi town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

Japan-Aftermath-Matsushima-air-base-helicopter

Japanese military helicopter sits among debris at Matsushima air base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, northeastern Japan.

AP / KYODO NEWS

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