One Year: Looking Back on March 11

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Massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hits Japan. Massive Tsunami triggered by a huge earthquake in northeastern Japan, Saturday, March 11, 2011. Miyagi Natori PM3:55. (Photo by Mainichi Newspaper/AFLO)

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March 11, 2011: Black waves overwhelmed a levee, swallowing a seaside village near the mouth of Hei River, 3:21PM on March 11, 2011. (Photo by Mainichi  Newspaper/AFLO)

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10:12AM, March 18, 2011, Rifu Town, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan – A woman verifies the identity of her husband to a policeman at a temporary morgue set up at Rifu Town’s Sports Gymnasium a week after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. His body was only one of many victims brought here since the natural disaster began. (Photo by Mainichi Newspaper/AFLO)