Pictures Show Japan's Recovery in Just Three Months
Just three months ago
Japan was plunged into chaos after a cataclysmic earthquake
sent a tsunami crashing through towns and cities up and down
the coast. The unforgiving tide of water demolished
thousands of buildings, and destroyed anything in its path. Thousands of people died and hundreds of bodies have never been recovered.
A Shinto shrine gate and surroundings in the town
of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture three days after the March
11 earthquake and tsunami and the same spot on June 3.
A parking lot of a shopping centre filled with houses
and debris in Otsuchi town, Iwate prefecture two days
after the earthquake hit and the same area picture on
Local residents walking through debris on a street
in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, to get water 48 hours
after the disaster, top, and the same area on June 3
where a large tank and a damaged house on the left side
of the street have been cleared away.
A ship swept away by the raging torrents lies
among other debris on March 12, left, while a man on a
bicycle pedals past a pedestrian on the same road June
4, 2011 in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, north-eastern Japan.
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