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Children sit beside lighted candles in a memorial service for the victims of the last year's earthquake and tsunami in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Sunday. Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (March 11, 2012)

Japan after the earthquake and tsunami

The people of Japan deal with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck March 11 as search efforts continue and the threat of a nuclear meltdown looms.

People light candles in the shape of
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People light candles in the shape of "Kizuna," which means "the inseparable bond between people, during a memorial service for the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, near the site of Heijo Palace in Nara, central Japan March 11, 2012. Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (March 11, 2012)

Anti nuclear protestors hold candles and make a
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Anti nuclear protestors hold candles and make a human chain around the National Diet building to protest against Japanese government's nuclear policy on the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which caused a nuclear accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, in Tokyo. Japan marked the first anniversary day of the massive earthquake and tsunami which killed some 19,000 people in northern Japan. (March 11, 2012)

Families release a paper lantern into the sky
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Families release a paper lantern into the sky in commemoration of the victims of last year's earthquake and tsunami in Natori, Japan. On the one year anniversary, the areas most affected by last year's earthquake on March 11 and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing according to Japan's National Police Agency, continue to struggle. (March 11, 2012)

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Protesters gather and create a human chain in
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Protesters gather and create a human chain in front of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear plant along the N7 national road to call for the phasing out of nuclear energy on the occasion of the first anniversary of Japan's Fukushima disaster, near Montélimar, southeastern France. (March 11, 2012)

Two protesters dance as they gather to create
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Two protesters dance as they gather to create a human chain in front of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear plant along the N7 national road to call for the phasing out of nuclear energy on the occasion of the first anniversary of Japan's Fukushima disaster, near Montélimar, southeastern France. (March 11, 2012)

Protesters march during a demonstration against the use
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Protesters march during a demonstration against the use of nuclear power on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2012 in Osaka, Japan. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing according to Japan's National Police Agency. (March 11, 2012)

Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the
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Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, observe a moment of silence for the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami victims at the TEPCO headquarters in Tokyo Sunday, March 11, 2012. Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (March 11, 2012)

A woman offers prayer in front of bamboo-made
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A woman offers prayer in front of bamboo-made candles during a memorial service for the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Ishinomaki, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11, 2012. Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (March 11, 2012)

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Children light candles during a memorial service for
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Children light candles during a memorial service for the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, near the site of Heijo Palace in Nara. Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (March 11, 2012)

Candles are lit in the shape of
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Candles are lit in the shape of "3.11 (March 11)" as people offer prayer for the victims of the last year's earthquake and tsunami, with a backdrop of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, western Japan Sunday, March 11, 2012. Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (March 11, 2012)

Children sit beside lighted candles in a memorial
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Children sit beside lighted candles in a memorial service for the victims of the last year's earthquake and tsunami in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Sunday. Japan on Sunday was remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (March 11, 2012)

Survivors pray in front of a makeshift monument
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Survivors pray in front of a makeshift monument dedicated to victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan. (April 12, 2011)

A survivor takes pictures near a makeshift monument
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A survivor takes pictures near a makeshift monument dedicated to victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan. (April 12, 2011)

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Japanese baseball fans write their
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Japanese baseball fans write their "Hang in There, Japan" messages on a large banner before the start of a season opener between the Hanshin Tigers and the Hiroshima Carp at Nishinomiya, western Japan. (April 12, 2011)

Survivors pray in the place where their home
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Survivors pray in the place where their home used to be before the March 11 tsunami in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers Saori Nakamoto, from
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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers Saori Nakamoto, from right, and Kiyoshi Saito watch bathing tents for men and women while evacuees take a bath at the evacuation center set up at the Big Palette Fukushima sports arena in Koriyama, Japan. (April 12, 2011)

Kiyoi Oikawa, 74, collects water from a well
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Kiyoi Oikawa, 74, collects water from a well so that she can wash her clothes from her destroyed home in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. (April 12, 2011)

A survivor rests after observing a moment of
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A survivor rests after observing a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m., April 11, 2011, exactly one month after the massive earthquake and tsunami struck the area in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

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Police officers work at a checkpoint in Minamisoma,
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Police officers work at a checkpoint in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, about 12 miles from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (April 11, 2011)

Shoichiro Kamaichi searches through the rubble for his
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Shoichiro Kamaichi searches through the rubble for his family's relics in a devastated area of the town of Otsuchi, in Iwate Prefecture, on April 12, 2011, a month after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan.

People in radiation protection suits walk in J-Village
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People in radiation protection suits walk in J-Village in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. J-Village is a sports complex that has been converted to a base for workers at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

A couple sifts through the rubble at the
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A couple sifts through the rubble at the place where their home used to be before the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. (March 28, 2011)

Police officers search for missing persons through the
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Police officers search for missing persons through the rubble in Otsuchi, northern Japan. (March 28, 2011)

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A boy helps to carry buckets of water
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A boy helps to carry buckets of water for the toilet at a shelter in Minamisanriku, northern Japan (March 29, 2011)

Man pushes a two-wheeled cart to take his
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Man pushes a two-wheeled cart to take his child for a walk at a shelter in Minamisanriku, northern Japan. (March 29, 2011)

A boat sits atop a building in Otsuchi,
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A boat sits atop a building in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami which devastated a vast area of northeastern Pacific coast of Japan.

Displaced earthquake victims relax as hundreds pack a
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Displaced earthquake victims relax as hundreds pack a evacuation center March 22, 2011, in Kesennuma, Japan.

A man stands watching rescuers working through the
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A man stands watching rescuers working through the debris in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, on March 22, 2011, after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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A policeman picks his way through the debris
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A policeman picks his way through the debris looking for bodies in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, on March 22, 2011, after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

A resident looks at his destroyed house in
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A resident looks at his destroyed house in the tsunami-damaged city of Rikuzentakata, in Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011.

People wait outside a temporary morgue at a
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People wait outside a temporary morgue at a bowling alley in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, Monday, March 21, 2011 as the death toll continues to rise following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the north east coast of Japan.

Firemen from Kyoto prefecture check through debris for
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Firemen from Kyoto prefecture check through debris for missing people in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, on March 22, 2011, 11 days after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

KESENNUMA, JAPAN - MARCH 22: A woman carries
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KESENNUMA, JAPAN - MARCH 22: A woman carries some belongings that she salvaged from her destroyed home March 22, 2011 in Kesennuma, Japan.

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KESENNUMA, JAPAN-MARCH 22 : A man carries some
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KESENNUMA, JAPAN-MARCH 22 : A man carries some fuel containers to his house walking by destroyed buildings March 22, 2011 in Kesennuma, Japan.

In this Saturday, March 12, 2011 file photo,
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In this Saturday, March 12, 2011 file photo, a runway at Sendai airport is covered with washed out cars and sand and earth after the March 11 strong earthquake slammed into Japan's eastern coast.

A japanese tsunami survivor stands next to a
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A japanese tsunami survivor stands next to a firewood outside a relief center in Rikuzentakata, in Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011.

KESENNUMA, JAPAN-MARCH 22 : A woman goes through
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KESENNUMA, JAPAN-MARCH 22 : A woman goes through the rubble trying to find some merchandise in a sports clothing store in downtown Kensennuma March 22, 2011 in Kesennuma, Japan.

A resident looks for personal belongings among destroyed
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A resident looks for personal belongings among destroyed houses and debris in the tsunami-damaged city of Rikuzentakata, in Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011.

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A resident rides a bicycle among destroyed houses
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A resident rides a bicycle among destroyed houses and debris in the tsunami-damaged city of Rikuzentakata, in Iwate prefecture on March 22, 2011.

KESENNUMA, JAPAN - MARCH 22: A woman helps
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KESENNUMA, JAPAN - MARCH 22: A woman helps to clean up a sporting goods store March 22, 2011 in downtown Kesennuma, Japan.

Police officers, right, consult with an evacuee at
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Police officers, right, consult with an evacuee at a shelter in the city of Fukushima in Fukushima prefecture in Japan. (March 22, 2011)

Residents search for missing relatives in Minamisanriku, Miyagi
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Residents search for missing relatives in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture in Japan. (March 22, 2011)

A couple walks through debris toward the site
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A couple walks through debris toward the site of their destroyed home in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture in Japan. (March 22, 2011)

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Residents search for missing relatives in Minamisanriku, Miyagi
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Residents search for missing relatives in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture in Japan. (March 22, 2011)

People wait in line for a supermarket to
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People wait in line for a supermarket to open as limited food continues to causes problems for most people in the earthquake effected areas. (March 20, 2011)

A genaral shows tsunami damage in Kessennuma, Miyagi
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A genaral shows tsunami damage in Kessennuma, Miyagi prefecture. (March 20, 2011)

A man searches for a family member in
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A man searches for a family member in the ruins of a tsunami-hit area in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. (March 20, 2011)

A building damaged by the March 11 earthquake
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A building damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami stands still in Kesennuma, Miyagi. (March 20, 2011)

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In this image taken from footage released by
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In this image taken from footage released by the Japan Defense Ministry, a fire engine from the Japan Self-Defense Forces sprays water toward Unit 3 of the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex. (March 18, 2011)

A volunteer offers cups of hot food to
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A volunteer offers cups of hot food to survivors at a makeshift shelter set up at a local junior high school in the city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture eight days after a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. (March 19, 2011)

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