The combination of two photos shows a devastating tsunami hitting the breakwater of the port in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, on March 11, 2011, top, taken by Iwate Nippo newspaper, and the snow-covered same spot taken by Kyodo News on March 3, 2012, nearly one year after the tsunami.
A massive cleanup effort offers no guarantees that evacuees will ever be able to return home
FUKUSHIMA, Japan » Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they've removed the top two inches of radioactive soil from the yard of a single home. Total amount of waste gathered: roughly 60 tons. Story »
On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. It left nearly 20,000 people killed or missing, and many more lost their homes and livelihoods. The ensuing nuclear disaster in Fukushima compounded the tragedy. Story »
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