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Three days after the tsunami

<p>Officers look at a Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force which was swept by the tsunami into a building at Matsushima base in Higashimatsushima, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan,  March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Officers look at a Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force which was swept by the tsunami into a building at Matsushima base in Higashimatsushima, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo more

Officers look at a Mitsubishi F-2 fighter aircraft of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force which was swept by the tsunami into a building at Matsushima base in Higashimatsushima, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims around a ship swept away by a tsunami in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims around a ship swept away by a tsunami in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims around a ship swept away by a tsunami in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Rescue workers search for victims in Tamura village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Rescue workers search for victims in Tamura village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Rescue workers search for victims in Tamura village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A family climbs over debris while evacuating from Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A family climbs over debris while evacuating from Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A family climbs over debris while evacuating from Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Technicians scan Red Cross rescue workers for signs of radiation in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Technicians scan Red Cross rescue workers for signs of radiation in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Technicians scan Red Cross rescue workers for signs of radiation in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Rescue workers search for victims in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Rescue workers search for victims in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Rescue workers search for victims in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>An emergency worker collects items in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

An emergency worker collects items in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

An emergency worker collects items 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 man takes rest while collecting his belongings from his destroyed residence in Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A man takes rest while collecting his belongings from his destroyed residence in Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A man takes rest while collecting his belongings from his destroyed residence in Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Rescue workers arrive in Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

Rescue workers arrive in Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Rescue workers arrive in Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>A woman covers her mouth as she watches a television report about a fresh explosion at Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, which is about 60 km from her restaurant, in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

A woman covers her mouth as she watches a television report about a fresh explosion at Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, which is about 60 km from her restaurant, in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan March 14, 2011....more

A woman covers her mouth as she watches a television report about a fresh explosion at Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, which is about 60 km from her restaurant, in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Rescue workers search for victims in Noda village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Rescue workers search for victims in Noda village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Rescue workers search for victims in Noda village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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

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

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

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

A destroyed landscape is pictured in Yamada village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A destroyed landscape is pictured in Yamada village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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

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

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

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<p>Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A rescue official walks through Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A rescue official walks through Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A rescue official walks through Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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

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

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

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<p>A man stands and looks at a screen displaying stock prices in Tokyo March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

A man stands and looks at a screen displaying stock prices in Tokyo March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man stands and looks at a screen displaying stock prices in Tokyo March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>The body of a female patient lies in the hallways of a hospital in Minamisanriku town on March 14, 2011.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

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

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

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<p>Residents buy food at a temporary supermarket in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak</p>

Residents buy food at a temporary supermarket in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Residents buy food at a temporary supermarket in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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

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

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

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<p>A Japanese man pushes his bicycle through tsunami-hit Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

A Japanese man pushes his bicycle through tsunami-hit Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Japanese man pushes his bicycle through tsunami-hit Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A Japanese man covers his face as he walks through a destroyed residential area in Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

A Japanese man covers his face as he walks through a destroyed residential area in Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Japanese man covers his face as he walks through a destroyed residential area in Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Japanese rescue workers search through rubble in a residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Japanese rescue workers search through rubble in a residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Japanese rescue workers search through rubble in a residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>People queue to be screened by a technician in protective gear for signs of possible radiation in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

People queue to be screened by a technician in protective gear for signs of possible radiation in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

People queue to be screened by a technician in protective gear for signs of possible radiation in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>An elderly woman is embraced by her daughter at an evacuation center in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

An elderly woman is embraced by her daughter at an evacuation center in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

An elderly woman is embraced by her daughter at an evacuation center in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Women walk along the closed JR Ofunato train track in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Women walk along the closed JR Ofunato train track in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Women walk along the closed JR Ofunato train track in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A "sold out" sign is seen at a petrol station in Tokyo, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

A "sold out" sign is seen at a petrol station in Tokyo, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A "sold out" sign is seen at a petrol station in Tokyo, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Evacuees who fled from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant, sleep at an evacuation center set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

Evacuees who fled from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant, sleep at an evacuation center set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Evacuees who fled from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant, sleep at an evacuation center set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Evacuees from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant reach out for rice balls distributed at an evacuation centre set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

Evacuees from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant reach out for rice balls distributed at an evacuation centre set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Evacuees from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant reach out for rice balls distributed at an evacuation centre set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A boy walks through the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

A boy walks through the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A boy walks through the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>People search a boat that was washed inland in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

People search a boat that was washed inland in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People search a boat that was washed inland in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>The foot prints of rescue workers are seen in the mud as they search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

The foot prints of rescue workers are seen in the mud as they search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The foot prints of rescue workers are seen in the mud as they search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A man checks a list of survivors in an evacuation centre near Rikuzentakata, northern Japan March 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

A man checks a list of survivors in an evacuation centre near Rikuzentakata, northern Japan March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A man checks a list of survivors in an evacuation centre near Rikuzentakata, northern Japan March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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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>Rescue workers load the body of a victim in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

Rescue workers load the body of a victim in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Rescue workers load the body of a victim in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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

A destroyed landscape is pictured in Otsuchi village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A destroyed landscape is pictured in Otsuchi village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Rescue workers carry a victim's body from the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

Rescue workers carry a victim's body from the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Rescue workers carry a victim's body from the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A photograph is seen among rubble in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

A photograph is seen among rubble in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A photograph is seen among rubble in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A woman cries as she chats with a resident in an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

A woman cries as she chats with a resident in an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman cries as she chats with a resident in an area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Debris is strewn over an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

Debris is strewn over an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

Debris is strewn over an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Emergency workers walk up the stairs to a hospital beside damaged cars in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

Emergency workers walk up the stairs to a hospital beside damaged cars in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

Emergency workers walk up the stairs to a hospital beside damaged cars 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 local resident looks on in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

A local resident looks on in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

A local resident looks on 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 man walks past a destroyed building in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

A man walks past a destroyed building in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

A man walks past a destroyed building in Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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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>An emergency worker throws disinfectant powder in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate prefecture March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

An emergency worker throws disinfectant powder in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate prefecture March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

An emergency worker throws disinfectant powder in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate prefecture March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Rescue workers search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Oil leaks from ships swept by a tsunami in Fudai Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake struck the area March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun</p>

Oil leaks from ships swept by a tsunami in Fudai Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake struck the area March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

Oil leaks from ships swept by a tsunami in Fudai Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake struck the area March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

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