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"JAPAN'S TRIPLE DISASTER"
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture flattened villages and cleared out the population in much of the coastal region hit. The subsequent nuclear disaster continued to stoke fear and generate health concerns for months after the initial tragedy. Japan now looks to rebuild after its worst crisis since the nuclear bombings that ended World War II.
Workers stand near the site of destroyed bridge in a fishing village on the outskirts of this town in Miyagi Prefecture, the most hard-hit of areas after the March 11, 2011.