Japan March 11 Two Year Anniversary

Japan March 11 Two Year Anniversary
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Rikuzentakata, Japan – Survivors of the March 11, 2011 disaster pay respects at the grave of their deceased relatives in this northeastern Japanese seacoast town of Rikuzentakata on Sunday, March 10, 2013, the eve of the second anniversary of the nation’s worst disaster. The Magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami destroyed much of this seaport town and killed more than 1,000 of its residents. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Japan March 11 Two Year Anniversary
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Rikuzentakata, Japan – Survivors of March 11, 2011 disaster are on their way to a memorial service in this northeastern Japanese seacoast town of Rikuzentakata on Sunday, March 10, 2013, the eve of the second anniversary of the nation’s worst disaster. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Japan March 11 Two Year Anniversary
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Ishinomaki, Japan – A memorial service is held at Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Miyagi, on Sunday, March 10, 2013, the eve of the second anniversary of the nation’s worst disaster. Teachers and pupils of the public school numbering 84 were swallowed up in the tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)