One Year After Ishinomaki Disaster

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August 7th, 2012, Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan – Rubble still remains and the cleanup operation continues in Ishinomaki, a fishing town which had the most damages from 3.11 Tsunami on Tuesday August 7, 2012. .Now over one year after the strongest earthquake ever to hit Japan, the economy is in the process of recovering but many areas are still waiting to be rebuilt. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

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August 8th, 2012, Sendai, Japan – Decorations are hanging from the ceiling during Sendai Tanabata Festival, which is one of the biggest festivals in the Tohoku area on Wednesday, August 9, 2012. Tanabata is a Japanese festival celebrating the meeting of the deities Orihime (Vega) and Hikoboshi (Altair). Wind stocks are decorated through out a long shopping street near the Sendai station. This festival lasts from August 6 to 8. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

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