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Stunning photos of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

A collection of the most compelling images of the aftermath of one of Japan's largest recorded earthquakes

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An earthquake-triggered tsunami washes away a warehouse and vehicles in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, Friday March 11, 2011.

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A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011.

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Fires burn in a harbour following an earthquake and tsunami in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture

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Residents walk through buildings collapsed by a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011.

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A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori

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Residents check the damage done to a road house in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011.

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A pedestrian road has collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture on March 11, 2011.

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People at a book store react as the store's ceiling falls in Sendai, northern Japan Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Fishing boats get stranded on shore at Oarai town, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coasts on March 11, 2011.

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Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo on March 11, 2011.

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The owner of a ceramic shop checks his damaged wares following the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Tokyo on March 11, 2011.

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Sendai Airport is swept by a tsunami after an earthquake, in northeastern Japan

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Sendai Airport is surrounded by waters in Miyagi prefecture, Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011.

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This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) image released on March 11, 2011 shows a model run from the Center for Tsunami Research at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory showing the expected wave heights of the tsunami as it travels across the Pacific basin.

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A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan

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A chimney falls onto its factory in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, after one of the largest earthquakes on record slammed Japan's eastern coasts Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Buildings burn after an earthquake near Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan

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Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan

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Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan

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A road is blocked by a landslide near Iwaki City in northeastern Japan

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Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City

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Fishing boats and vehicles are carried by a tsunami wave at Onahama port in Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011.

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Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo.

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An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake

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A truck remains stranded on a road damaged by a powerful earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a massive earthquake rocked Japan.

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A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan

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This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) image released on March 11, 2011 shows Maximum wave amplitudes calculated with the MOST forecast model.

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People walk by a ruined bus stop which was crushed by part of fallen outer wall of a nearby building in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, Japan.

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Buildings burn following an earthquake in Yamada town, Japan

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