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Japan Observes Anniversary of Deadly Quake, Tsunami

Sunday marks the first anniversary of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan, leading to one of the worst nuclear crises in history.

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Boys walks past lanterns at a candlelight memorial held in remembrance of victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, March 11, 2012. (Reuters)
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Boys walks past lanterns at a candlelight memorial held in remembrance of victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, March 11, 2012. (Reuters)

Wakana Kumagai, 7, visits the spot where her house, which was washed away by the March 11, 2011 tsunami, used to stand in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture, March 11, 2012. (Reuters)
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Wakana Kumagai, 7, visits the spot where her house, which was washed away by the March 11, 2011 tsunami, used to stand in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture, March 11, 2012. (Reuters)

Taketo Endo, 12, right, and his brother Haruto, 10, offer prayers for their parents, who were killed in the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, at a seaside which was damaged by the disaster in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, March 11, 2012. (Reuters)
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Taketo Endo, 12, right, and his brother Haruto, 10, offer prayers for their parents, who were killed in the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, at a seaside which was damaged by the disaster in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, March 11, 2012. (Reuters)

People take part in a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. (0546 GMT) around the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, March 11, 2012. (Reuters)
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People take part in a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. (0546 GMT) around the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, March 11, 2012. (Reuters)

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