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Japan: Tsunami and after

Last updated on: March 30, 2011 09:14 IST

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Eighteen days after the 8.9 quake hit Japan, and the ensuing Tsunami that wreaked havoc, its people are yet to accept their fate. As life slowly crawls to normal, the nation is learning to cope and come to terms with the tragedy

The scene at an evacuation centre in Ofunato.

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Photographs: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
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A family grieves at a temporary burial site in Kensennuma.

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Scenes such as this one in Ishinomaki, Japan, are still a common sight in northern Japan.

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Displaced earthquake victims line up for a meal at an evacuation centre in Kesennuma.

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Self Defense Force members clear the debris looking for survivors and bodies in the rubble in Ishinomaki

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A ship that had been lifted by the tsumani waves atop a wall at the Ishinomaki port draws onlookers by the dozen.

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A traditional Japanese Hina Doll is recovered from a destroyed home in Kesennuma.

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Family photos displayed at a makeshift evacuation centre for people to recognise and take back, in Rikuzentakata.

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The rubble from a village in Kesennuma, in Miyagi province, lies piled up by the road.

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Victims packed into an evacuation centre in Rikuzentakata.

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