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PHOTOS: Japan's AMAZING recovery a year after tsunami

Last updated on: March 1, 2012 11:24 IST

PHOTOS: Japan's AMAZING recovery a year after tsunami

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On March 11, Japan will observe the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country and left it in tatters.

 

As Japanese grit would have it, the nation has powered itself out of the grief and resurrected the affected areas.

We show you glimpses of the transformation of tsunami-hit Japan.

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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, March 11. (Below) The seawall today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) Streets flooded after the tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture. (Below) The area today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A tsunami wave crashes over a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The fishing port today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami flows over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) A seawall and street today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) An area of devastation in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, the day the tsunami hit (Below) The area today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami crashes over school grounds in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The school grounds today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami flows over a street and bridge in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The street and bridge today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) Streets flooded after the tsunami struck in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The area today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami flows over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The street and seawall today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami crashes over a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The fishing port today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The seawall today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami crashes over a street in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The street and seawall today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: (Above) A wave from the tsunami flows over a street and a bridge in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture (Below) The bridge and street today
Photographs: Miyako City Office and Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: A combination photograph shows the same location in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture on two different dates, March 19, 2011 (top), and February 19, 2012 (bottom). The top photograph shows emergency workers searching through debris after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the bottom photograph shows the same location almost a year later.
Photographs: Damir Sagolj (top) / Toru Hanai / Reuters
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Image: A combination photograph shows the same location in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan on three different dates, March 15, 2011 (top), August 13, 2011 (centre) and February 18, 2012 (bottom). The top photograph shows a shop destroyed by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the middle photograph shows the area around the shop after it was cleared of debris, and the bottom photograph shows the shop trading again in the same location almost a year later. The shop had reopened December 22, 2011.
Photographs: Aly Song / Kim Kyung-Hoon,Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: A combination photograph shows the same location in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan on two different dates, April 17, 2011 (top) and February 18, 2012 (bottom). The top photograph shows people taking pictures of a ship that was washed onto a building by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the bottom photograph shows the same location almost a year later.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: A combination photograph shows the same location at a fishing port in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture on two different dates, April 11, 2011 (top) and February 18, 2012. The top photograph shows vehicles driving past the Asia Symphony cargo ship, swept ashore by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the bottom photograph shows the same location almost a year later.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Image: A combination photograph shows the same location in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan on three different dates, March 13, 2011 (top), September 9, 2011 (centre) and February 19, 2012 (bottom). The top photograph shows the devastation as rescue workers search for victims in the rubble after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the centre photograph shows damaged cars, and the bottom photograph show the same location almost a year later.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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