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One Year After Earthquake, Two Photographers See Signs of Hope in Japan

The coast of northeastern Japan is still recovering from the earthquake and tsunami that struck a year ago. Two American photographers recently returned to the region to document the changes over the past 12 months. Nick Ut is a Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist, and Mark Edward Harris is a fine art photographer who has published books on Japan and other countries.

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Japan prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of earthquake and tsunami. (Photo by Mark Edward Harris)
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Japan prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of earthquake and tsunami. (Photo by Mark Edward Harris)

Tsunami rubble, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (Photo by Mark Edward Harris)
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Tsunami rubble, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (Photo by Mark Edward Harris)

Workers leave exclusion zone, Hirono, Japan. (Photo by Mark Edward Harris)
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Workers leave exclusion zone, Hirono, Japan. (Photo by Mark Edward Harris)

Fisherman with their tsunami-damaged boat, Obama Port, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Matsushima Bay, Japan. (Photo by Mark Edward Harris)
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Fisherman with their tsunami-damaged boat, Obama Port, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Matsushima Bay, Japan. (Photo by Mark Edward Harris)

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