Japan tsunami: One year later (cont)

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Japan tsunami: One year later (cont)

Compare images by Reuters of areas affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 11, 2011, the worst disaster hit Japan since records began, to see some of the progress the Asian country has made in its recovery efforts.

Compare images by Reuters of areas affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 11, 2011, the worst disaster hit Japan since records began, to see some of the progress the Asian country has made in its recovery efforts.

>> For more photos
>> Japan mourns tsunami dead; grapples with aftermath

Tsunami: now and then

A tsunami-devastated area in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, is seen in these images taken March 15, 2011 (top) and March 4, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

A tsunami-devastated area is seen in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, in two images taken March 15, 2011 (top) and March 6, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

The tsunami-devastated Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture is seen in these images taken on March 16, 2011 (top) and March 7, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

A combination photograph shows the same location in a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan on two different dates, March 11, 2011 (top) and February 17, 2012 (bottom). The top photograph shows a wave crashing into the port after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the bottom photograph shows the same location almost a year later.

Tsunami: now and then

A personal belongings collection centre for items found in the rubble of an area devastated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Natori, Miyagi prefecture is seen in these images taken April 9, 2011 (top) and March 5, 2012, in this combination photo released by Kyodo on March 7.

Tsunami: now and then

A tsunami-devastated area is seen in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, in this aerial views taken March 12, 2011 (top) and March 3, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

The tsunami-devastated Higashimatsushima city in Miyagi prefecture is seen in these images taken March 12, 2011 (top) and March 3, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

A tsunami-devastated disaster prevention office building in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture is seen in these images taken March 26, 2011 (top) and March 2, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

A tsunami-devastated area in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi prefecture is seen in these images taken March 14, 2011 (top) and March 4, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

Members of a Japan Ground Self Defense Force unit salute after placing a coffin of a victim from the earthquake and tsunami into a burial site at a temporary mass grave site in Higashimatsushima, in Miyagi prefecture, in this photo taken April 4, 2011 (top), with the same site shown on March 4, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

The tsunami-devastated Shinchi town in Fukushima prefecture is seen in these images taken March 12, 2011 (top) and March 2, 2012
Tsunami: now and then

The tsunami-devastated Sendai airport in Miyagi prefecture, is seen in these images taken March 11, 2011 (top) and March 2, 2012
Tsunami: now and then

Natural gas storage tanks burn at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, in this aerial view image taken March 11, 2011 (above), while the same area is shown again on March 3, 2012
Tsunami: now and then

The tsunami-devastated Iwanuma city in Miyagi prefecture, is seen in these images taken March 11, 2011 (top) and March 1, 2012

Tsunami: now and then

A combination photograph shows the same location in a fishing port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan on two different dates, March 11, 2011 (top) and February 16, 2012 (bottom). The top photograph shows a wave crashing into the port after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, the bottom photograph shows the same location almost a year later.

>> For more photos
>> Japan mourns tsunami dead; grapples with aftermath

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