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Cars swept by a tsunami are seen after an earthquake in Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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A ship is swept by waves after a tsunami and earthquake in Kamaishi City in Iwate Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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The wreckage of a train destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami is seen near the coastal town of Sendai March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Smoke billows from fire-gutted vessels in waters off Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A oil leak from the Nippon Oil Corporation Refinery is seen after a tsunami and earthquake in Shiogama City in Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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A man rides a bicycle through a debris-strewn street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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The wreckage of a train destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami is seen near the coastal town of Sendai March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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This satellite image, obtained March 12, 2011, shows post earthquake and tsunami damage at the Fukushima Dai Nai nuclear plant in Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout

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Cars and debris are piled up against a building after being swept by a tsunami following an earthquake in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture, in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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People make their way past cars carried by a tsunami to the entrance of an elementary school after an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A damaged train is seen after an earthquake and tsunami in Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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A baseball stadium is flooded after being struck by a tsunami and earthquake in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A boat and cars swept by a tsunami are seen on a street in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Damaged sea defences near the coastal town of Sendai are seen after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A man looks at the damage caused by an earthquake in Minami Souma City, Fukushima Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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Burned-out cars are pictured at Hitachi Harbour in Ibaraki Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A car swept by a tsunami is overturned on the street in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A Japan Self Defense Force helicopter rescues people in Minamisanriku , Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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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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The damaged Sendai Airport is seen after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Smoke rises among buildings destroyed by a tsunami and earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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People wait to be rescued atop a building with the letters "SOS" after an earthquake in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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Cargo containers scattered by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Aomori, northern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A house destroyed by a tsunami and earthquake is seen in Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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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

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People wait for rescue on a building roof after the area was struck by a tsunami and earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Ships tossed ashore by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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People build a raft on the roof of a building struck by a tsunami and earthquake at Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Ships tossed ashore by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Debris of houses and other structures float in the harbour near Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man carries an elderly woman on his back after a tsunami and earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Cargo containers scattered by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A ship tossed ashore by a tsunami following an earthquake is seen in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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An elderly person is rescued by helicopter from the roof of an elementary school after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Smoke rises from a residential area following an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Houses swept out to sea burn following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Vehicles and boats are seen among rubble in floodwaters near the coastal town of Sendai, after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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

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Houses are swept by a tsunami in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Houses and cars are swept out to sea in Kesennuma city March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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Smoke rises from fires in an area hit by a tsunami following an earthquake in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Natural gas containers burn at a facility following an earthquake in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Sendai Airport is swept by a tsunami after an earthquake, in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Cars and debris pushed onto a runway after a tsunami and earthquake are seen at Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Hirono Power Station is seen as a wave approaches after an earthquake in Hirono Town, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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Houses are swept away by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Evacuated employees are pictured near toppled tanks at a brewery in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Natural gas storage tanks burn at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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A fire burns at a passenger terminal at Sendai Airport after the airport was swamped by a tsunami in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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

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Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (L) reacts as he feels an earthquake while attending a committee meeting in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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Houses clogged with debris and boats swept by the tsunami in Minamisanriku , Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A technician at the French National Seism Survey Institute (RENASS), points at a graph March 11, 2011 in Strasbourg, registered today during the earthquake that hit Japan. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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A truck is stuck on a road after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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A road is blocked by a landslide near Iwaki City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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People stand outdoors after evacuating from nearby buildings in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A building burns after an earthquake in Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Rescue workers attend to injured people in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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An aerial view of a tsunami-swamped Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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A policeman runs across a street as people stand outdoors after evacuating from buildings in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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A man sits wrapped in a blanket after he was evacuated from a building in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Injured people are attended to by emergency personnel after an earthquake in downtown Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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An aerial view of a tsunami-swamped Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman wears a hard hat and talks on a phone after evacuating a building in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman walks past a panel displaying the closing benchmark Hang Seng Index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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

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A building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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Japanese travellers look at an information screen at Hong Kong airport showing flights to Japan's Haneda and Narita airports have been delayed after an earthquake hit Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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Damaged buildings and debris are seen after an earthquake and tsunami at the coastal town of Minami Soma, in this aerial view taken March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Houses swept out to sea burn following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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People evacuate to a street following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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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

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Traffic is in chaos as people are forced to walk home between grid locked vehicles in central Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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Streets are flooded after an earthquake in Oarai City in Ibaragi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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

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Stranded people take a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train were suspended after an earthquake, in Tokyo March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Police officers wearing respirators guide people away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following an evacuation order for residents who live in within a 10 km (6.3 miles) radius from the plant after an explosion in Tomioka Town in Fukushima Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

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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

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A collapsed chimney falls onto a factory following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Sendai Airport is flooded after a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Stranded people wait for their train at Shinjuku station after subway and train services were suspended by an earthquake in Tokyo March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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A computer generated image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the projected travel times of the tsunami caused by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011. REUTERS/NOAA/Tsunami Warning Center/Handout

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Vehicles are seen among rubble in floodwaters near the coastal town of Sendai, after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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People watch the aftermath of tsunami waves after an earthquake at the Kessennuma port, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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Evacuees take shelter at an evacuation centre during a blackout after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Sendai Airport (C) is flooded after a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Houses lie flattened after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Stranded people rest at the Tokyo International Forum building, which has been converted into a temporary shelter after public transportation was suspended due to an earthquake, in Tokyo March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Passengers sleep at a lobby as they wait for their transportation at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Buildings burn following an earthquake in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

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People make their way among the debris from destroyed homes after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Houses burn at night following an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Residents queue for supplies at a shop in the coastal town of Mito March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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Rescue workers hold a girl they rescued from a building after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man and boy walk between houses destroyed by a tsunami and earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Vehicles and boats float with rubble in flood waters near the coastal town of Sendai after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Oil floating on water burns as a tsunami hits Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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A car is perched on a metal post after being tossed by a tsunami after an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man warms himself by a fire at an evacuation center in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A woman looks out over the landscape from the roof of an elementary school after a tsunami and earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A rescue team searches for missing people in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A Japan Self Defense Force helicopter lands at a sports field with the "SOS" rescue signals in Minamisanriku , Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Smoke rises from houses damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Damaged ships are seen after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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A bridge undergoing construction (L) is damaged together with another bridge in Namegata City, Ibaraki Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Fire boats battle a blaze at the Cosmo Oil facility in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Damaged Sendai Airport is seen after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Self-Defense Force officers search for missing people by a boat after a tsunami and earthquake in Souma City in Fukushima Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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Self-Defense Force officers rescue people by a boat after a tsunami and earthquake in Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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A man walks among debris and strewn boats after a tsunami in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Cars swept by a tsunami are overturned in a parking space in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/KYODO

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Self-Defense Force officers search for missing people after a tsunami and earthquake in Rikuzentakatashi City in Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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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

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A man looks at the damage caused by an earthquake in Minami Souma City, Fukushima Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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A person who was trapped in a building is rescued by helicopter after a tsunami and earthquake struck in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A ship tossed up onto city streets by a tsunami after an earthquake is pictured in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Japan Self-Defence Force troops walk atop a wall to get around a car tossed by a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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People use a floating container to escape from floodwaters after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A stranded oil tanker is seen off the coast of Sendai, following an earthquake and tsunami that has devastated Japan, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Smoke rises from the earthquake and tsunami-devastated town of Sendai March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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A family prepare to sleep on a street atop a hill after Chile's government issued an evacuation alert for the coastal areas at San Antonio port, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Vehicles are seen with the rubble in flood waters near the coastal town of Sendai after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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A boat is seen amid the rubble of a destroyed building in flood waters near the coastal town of Sendai after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Cracks are seen on the snow-covered ground in woodlands near the earthquake and tsunami-devastated town of Sendai March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Smoke rises over the earthquake and tsunami-devastated town of Sendai March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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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

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Damaged houses are seen after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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A vehicle is half submerged at a crossroad after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Smoke is seen rising from the earthquake and tsunami devastated town of Sendai March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Damaged houses are seen after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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An upturned house is seen among rubble in floodwaters near the coastal town of Sendai, after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Cars and destroyed homes swept by a tsunami are seen on a street after an earthquake in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri

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Roads and villages damaged by an earthquake and tsunami are seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Houses are damaged after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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Smoke rises from houses damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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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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An aerial view of the earthquake and tsunami damage at the coastal town of Minamisoma March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman carries her belongings away from her tsunami-stricken home in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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An elderly woman is assisted by rescue personnel in Sendai, in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man walks among debris and strewn boats after a tsunami in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaks during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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Evacuees sit through an earthquake at a temporary shelter at a stadium in Koriyama, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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This satellite image, obtained March 12, 2011, shows post-earthquake and tsunami damage at the Kirin plant in Sendai, Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout

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This satellite image, obtained March 12, 2011, shows post-earthquake and tsunami damage at the port of Sendai, Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe/Handout

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A man warms himself at a city hall used as an evacuation centre in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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NASA's Terra satellite's first view of northeastern Japan, acquired March 12, 2011 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), reveals extensive flooding in the Sendai region following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck off the coast on March 11, 2011. REUTERS/NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team/Handout

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A combination photograph of NASA Terra satellite view of northeastern Japan, acquired February 26, 2011 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows the Sendai region (top) before the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the country on March 11, 2011 and the bottom image acquired March 12, 2011, reveals extensive flooding in the Sendai region following the earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/NASA/MODIS...

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Officials in protective gear stand next to people from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant, in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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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

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