Japan tsunami: Six months later

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A girl looks at her mother who is observing a minute of silence for victims of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the area was devastated by the disaster.

A girl looks at her mother who is observing a minute of silence for victims of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11 in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the area was devastated by the disaster.

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Katsuju Okata holds up a picture of his restaurant taken before it was destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as he stands in front of what remains of it in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the disaster.

Katsuju Okata holds up a picture of his restaurant taken before it was destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as he stands in front of what remains of it in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the disaster.

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A man walks near a pile of tsunami debris in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the area was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami.

A man walks near a pile of tsunami debris in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the area was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami.

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Masuno (L) reacts as she looks around her family's tomb which was damaged by March 11's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the disaster.

Masuno (L) reacts as she looks around her family's tomb which was damaged by March 11's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the disaster.

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Participants cry after observing a minute of silence for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami during a memorial service in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture.

Participants cry after observing a minute of silence for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami during a memorial service in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture.

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People attend a memorial service for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture.

People attend a memorial service for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture.

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A boy prays for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami after offering a flower during a memorial service in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture.

A boy prays for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami after offering a flower during a memorial service in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture.

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Residents place flowers and mourn at an alter dedicated to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami victims in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture at a ceremony marking the six-month anniversary of the twin disasters.

Residents place flowers and mourn at an alter dedicated to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami victims in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture at a ceremony marking the six-month anniversary of the twin disasters.

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Demonstrators observe a moment of silence at 2:46pm, when Japan marked the passing of exactly six months since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, at the start of an anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo.

Demonstrators observe a moment of silence at 2:46pm, when Japan marked the passing of exactly six months since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, at the start of an anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo.

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Schoolgirls observe a minute of silence for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the area was devastated by the 9.0 magnitude disaster.

Schoolgirls observe a minute of silence for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, six months after the area was devastated by the 9.0 magnitude disaster.

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