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In pictures: Harper visits tsunami-devastated town in Japan

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits the coastal region of Sendai, Japan, on Monday, March 26, 2012. The area was heavily impacted by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. A boat that was washed 1 km inland is seen in the background.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks at a chalk board filled with well wishes at the Yuriage Junior High School as he visits the coastal region of Japan, near Sendai, on Monday, March 26, 2012.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, middle, and Minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda, left, talk with Mayor Iso Sasaki as they visit the Yuriage Shrine in the coastal region of Sendai, Japan on Monday, March 26, 2012. The area was heavily impacted by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, third from left, and minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda, second from left, talk with Mayor Iso Sasaki, with the aid of a translator, right, as they visit the Yuriage Shrine in the coastal region of Sendai, Japan on Monday, March 26, 2012. The area was heavily impacted by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, and Minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda, right, walk with Principal Sumio Takahashi and a translater as they make their way through the school yard of the Yuriage Junior High near Sendai Japan, on Monday, March 26, 2012.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, and Minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda, second from left, talk with Principal Sumio Takahashi and a translater as they tour Yuriage Junior High School near Sendai, Japan, on Monday, March 26, 2012.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (C), flanked by Yuriage Junior High School Principal Sumio Takahashi (R) and Canada's International Co-operation Minister, Bev Oda, speaks to the media as he visits a school , which was damaged by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, March 26, 2012.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (2nd L) walks with Yuriage Junior High School Principal Sumio Takahashi (R), Canada's International Co-operation Minister, Bev Oda (L), and an unidentified official, as he visits a school, which had an area damaged by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, March 26, 2012.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks out at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan on Monday, March 26, 2012, as he flies to South Korea to attend the Nuclear Security Summit. The power plant was heavily damaged by the March 11, 2011, earthquake.

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