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Japan earthquake and tsunami: One week later

A survivor pushes a bicycle on his way to a shelter in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan, Friday, a week after a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami. (Hiroaki Ono)

Search teams continued Friday to look for those lost below the rubble, planting red flags where they found bodies, CNN reported. But some people already had rescued themselves. This harrowing video follows a man and woman in a dramatic escape just moments after the tsunami hit Japan. WATCH:

Prime Minister Naoto Kan tried to reassure his nation in a speech Friday, saying “We will create Japan once again from scratch.” WATCH:

Meanwhile, the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi has been raised to a level 5 to be on par with the disaster at Three Mile Island. Read more here.

This image made available from Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo News, shows the damaged No. 4 unit of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi, northeastern Japan, on Tuesday, March 15. (AP)

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