Third Anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

The third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake
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Rikuzentakada, Japan – People fly trains of kites, sending their prayers to the victims of the national disaster in Rikuzentakada, Iwate prefecture, on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Rikuzentakada is one of the hardest-hit communities along Japan’s northeastern Pacific coast devastated by the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

The third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake
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Sendai, Japan – School bags, plaques and trophies are shown along with 170,000 pieces of photographs in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, on Sunday, March 9, 2014. The pictures were restored after being recovered from the mountains of debris throughout the city after the nation’s worst disaster hit Sendai three years ago. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)