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Residents survey the shocking damage below them from the top of a hill in the city of Kesennuma. (March 12, 2011, Miyagi Prefecture) (Photo by Koji Uema) 
Fukushima Anniversary

In pictures: A decade on, Japan cannot forget its 9.0 earthquake

A look back at the destruction that began at 2:46 p.m., March 11, 2011

Nikkei photographers | Japan

TOKYO -- Ten years have passed since a 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and triple meltdown mercilessly slammed Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, leaving northeastern Japan a cleanup job so massive that it continues today, especially around the crippled nuclear plant.

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