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TEPCO Photos Show Tsunami Striking Fukushima Plant

The operators of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have released a new series of photographs showing the tsunami that washed over the plant on March 11, creating a nuclear crisis that will take months to resolve.

The photos were released Thursday on the website of the plant's operators, the Tokyo Electric Power Company.

The first photos show the massive surge of water beginning to breach the tsunami barrier offshore from the plant on Japan's northeast coast, then pouring over the barrier until it disappears under the white foam.

In later pictures, the water washed up to a nearby road, inundating some of the plant's buildings and leaving several cars bobbing in the water.

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