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KESENNUMA, MARCH 16: A man stands in front of the devastated houses in Kesennuma city hit by an earthquake and tsunami, east Japan's Miyagi prefecture, March 15, 2011 in Kesennuma, Japan. The 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck offshore on March 11 at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to ten metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll continues to rise and could well reach 10,000 in a tragedy not seen since World War II in Japan. (Photo by XINHUA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

KESENNUMA, MARCH 16: A man stands in front of the devastated houses in Kesennuma city hit by an earthquake and tsunami, east Japan's Miyagi prefecture, March 15, 2011 in Kesennuma, Japan. The 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck offshore on March 11 at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to ten metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll continues to rise and could well reach 10,000 in a tragedy not seen since World War II in Japan.  (Photo by XINHUA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)