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Flames rise from houses and debris half submerged by a tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan.

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People look at the aftermath of tsunami tidal waves covering a port at Kesennuma in northern Japan.

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A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK shows capsized ships at a port of Hachinohe City.

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Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a car park in Mito city, Japan.

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A truck remains stranded on a road damaged by a powerful earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

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In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, cars are washed away in a coastal area of Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, Japan.


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A tsunami engulfs the airport in Sendai, northeastern Japan, in this still image taken from video footage.


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People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan.


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A mother and child crouch on a street in Tokyo as an earthquake hits.

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A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK shows a refinery on fire in Ishihara, Japan.

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Ambulances gather outside the Kudan Kaikan hall where the ceiling of a school collapsed during an earthquake.

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Office workers in Tokyo's Shiodome district near Tokyo Bay watch as surrounding high-rise office and hotel buildings sway.

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People stand in the street after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district.

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An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake.


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Black smoke rises from a burning building in Tokyo after Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast.

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