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Japan Marks 7th Anniversary of Tsunami and Earthquake

World | Associated Press | March 12, 2018, 2:50 pm
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 People offer prayers toward the sea, in a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. when the powerful earthquake and tsunami struck off Japan's northeastern coast in 2011, in Kesenuma, northern Japan. Japan marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns. (Image: AP)

People offer prayers toward the sea, in a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. when the powerful earthquake and tsunami struck off Japan's northeastern coast in 2011, in Kesenuma, northern Japan. Japan marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns. (Image: AP)

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 Japan's Prince Akishino, right, and Princess Kiko, bow in front of an altar for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami at the seventh national memorial service in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

Japan's Prince Akishino, right, and Princess Kiko, bow in front of an altar for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami at the seventh national memorial service in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 A man prays after offering flowers in Arahama coastal area where the tsunami struck in 2011, in Sendai city, northern Japan. Japan marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns.(Image: AP)

A man prays after offering flowers in Arahama coastal area where the tsunami struck in 2011, in Sendai city, northern Japan. Japan marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns.(Image: AP)

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 People mourn for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

People mourn for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 Local government workers pray in front of their town hall hit by the 2011 tsunami in Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture, northern Japan. Japan marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns.(Image: AP)

Local government workers pray in front of their town hall hit by the 2011 tsunami in Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture, northern Japan. Japan marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns.(Image: AP)

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 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks after praying in front of an altar for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami at the seventh national memorial service in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks after praying in front of an altar for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami at the seventh national memorial service in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 A man prays to mourn for victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami prior to a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

A man prays to mourn for victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami prior to a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows to Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko after praying the altar during the seventh national memorial service for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo. Japan marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns.(Image: AP)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows to Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko after praying the altar during the seventh national memorial service for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo. Japan marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that turned nearby communities into ghost towns.(Image: AP)

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 A woman prays to mourn for victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami prior to a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

A woman prays to mourn for victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami prior to a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 A woman prays to mourn for victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami prior to a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

A woman prays to mourn for victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami prior to a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 A woman prays toward the sea for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Kesennuma, northern Japan. (Image: AP)

A woman prays toward the sea for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Kesennuma, northern Japan. (Image: AP)

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 People mourn for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

People mourn for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, bows to Prince Akishino, second from right, and Princess Kiko, right, during the seventh national memorial service for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, bows to Prince Akishino, second from right, and Princess Kiko, right, during the seventh national memorial service for the victims of March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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