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Search for survivors, clean up underway in Japan after double disasters

Photos from two days after Japan's strongest recorded earthquake and the devastating tsunami that followed

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A devastated urban area in Minami Sanriku, Miyagi, northern Japan is seen Sunday, March 13, 2011 after Friday's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

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People ride bicycles with the backdrop of a flooded road in Shiogama, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011, two days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the country's east coast.

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Soldiers carry a body in front of piled up vehicles at Higashimatsushima city in Miyagi prefecture on March 13, 2011.

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Self-defense force's members and others carry a resident who is suspected to be exposed to radiation, in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima, northern Japan Sunday, March 13, 2011 following radiation emanation from a nuclear reactor after Friday's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

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Local residents walk through an area damaged by the tsunami after a 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 13, 2011 in Sendai, Japan.

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A man walks past a damaged house following a massive tsunami that's triggered by a catastrophic earthquake in Tagajo near Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Self-defense force's members and others carry a resident who is suspected to be exposed to radiation, in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima, northern Japan Sunday, March 13, 2011 following radiation emanation from a nuclear reactor after Friday's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

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Residents evacuated from areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear facilities damaged in Friday's massive earthquake react during a check for radiation contamination, Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

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Oil tar lie in the other side of the river bank from burning oil refinery following a massive tsunami triggered by March 11 earthquake in Tagajo, near Sendai, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Smoke billows from burning oil refinery following a massive tsunami triggered by March 11 earthquake, in Tagajo, near Sendai, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Black smoke billows from burning oil refinery following a massive tsunami triggered by March 11 earthquake, in Tagajo, near Sendai, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Local people are out on a street to inspect the aftermath of a massive tsunami triggered by March 11 earthquake, in Tagajo, near Sendai, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Mayumi Yagoshi, right, and an unidentified man walk together on a riverbank after inspecting burning oil refinery following a massive tsunami triggered by March 11 earthquake in Tagajo, near Sendai, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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A sole lady stands on a street and inspects the aftermath of a massive tsunami triggered by March 11 earthquake in Tagajo, near Sendai, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Destroyed cars are left out on a street following a massive tsunami triggered by a huge earthquake in Tagajo near Sendai, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Local residents return into the restricted area to look at their quake-damaged homes in Miyagi prefecture on March 13, 2011 following a massive earthquake on March 11. Japan desperately tried to bring an overheating nuclear reactor under control on March 13, as the full horror of its quake-tsunami disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast with thousands feared dead.

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A volunteer firefighter walks past a house pierced by a utility pole fallen after Friday's strong earthquake in Rikuzentakada, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Volunteer firefighters search for victims of Friday's tsunami at Rikuzentakada, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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People look for food amid empty shelves in a shop in Fukushima on March 13, 2011. An explosion at the number one reactor fo the Fukushima nuclear plant triggered fears of a meltdown after a massive earthquake and tsunami left more than 1,000 dead and at least 10,000 unaccounted for. The panic has caused shortages of food and fuel in many parts of eastern Japan.

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Japanese medics drive through Fukushima on March 13, 2011 following the massive earthquake and tsunami. An explosion at a reactor of the Fukushima nuclear plant triggered fears of a meltdown after a massive earthquake and tsunami left more than 1,000 dead and at least 10,000 unaccounted for. The panic has caused shortages of food and fuel in many parts of eastern Japan.

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A resident of Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, starts to clean debris from tsunami waters following Friday's massive earthquake, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Police officers in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, start to clean debris from tsunami waters following Friday's massive earthquake, Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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A damaged road is seen after an 8.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 13, 2011 in Sendai, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll is currently unknown, with fears that the current hundreds dead may well run into thousands.

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People make their way along on a damaged river bank following a massive tsunami that's triggered by a catastrophic earthquake in Tagajo near Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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A damaged road is seen after an 8.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 13, 2011 in Sendai, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll is currently unknown, with fears that the current hundreds dead may well run into thousands.

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Police officers walk towards a residential area damaged by the tsunami after an 8.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 13, 2011 in Sendai, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll is currently unknown, with fears that the current hundreds dead may well run into thousands.

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An urban area devastated by tsunami is seen in Minami Sanriku, Miyagi, northern Japan Sunday, March 13, 2011 after Friday's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

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