Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Japan nuclear crisis, earthquake, and tsunami: In VIDEOS and PHOTOS

(AP/Kyodo - Residents of isolated island of Oshima cry in a ferry on their way home after the ferry service resumed partially from Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Tuesday, March 15, 2011.)

As Japan deals with day five of devastation after the earthquake and tsunami, and the rising threat of a nuclear disaster, here is our round up of the most compelling videos and photos of the situation.


Ruin and rubble, all that is left of a Japanese town:

The explosion Monday at Reactor 3 of the quake-stricken Fukushima power plant:

An aerial video that shows ravaged regions among the worst hit in Japan:


(JIJI PRESS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES - Evacuees use temporary public telephones set up in Yamada, Iwate prefecture, on March 15. )

(AP - Fujiko Chiba, who was stranded in an isolated evacuation center for five days, is rescued by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture northern Japan, Tuesday.)

(REUTERS - A combination of file pictures shows aerial views of the German nuclear power plants (top L to Bottom R) of Neckarwestheim, Brunsbuettel, Isar, Biblis A and B, Philippsburg and Unterweser. Germany will shut down all seven of its nuclear power plants that began operating before 1980 at least till June, the government said on March 15.)

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES - Rescue workers take a lunch break amid the rubble in the devastated city of Ofunato on March 15. AP/Kyodo News Evacuees gather around the candlelight at a blacked out shelter Monday, March 14, 2011, in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011. ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS A trader at IG Index looks at his screens at their offices in the City of London March 15. European shares fell to a 3-1/2 month closing low on Tuesday as investors fled risky assets amid concerns of a nuclear crisis in Japan, with further pain seen for sectors such as luxury goods, which rely on Japanese demand. Matt Dunham AP Keijo Nakamura, right, and his wife Haruka react as they stand on the remains of a dead relative's home after the house was washed away by the tsunami in Ofunato, Japan, Tuesday, March 15. HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This combination of satellite images of Japan, recieved March 14 courtesy of DigitalGlobe, shows damage after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant in Japan. )

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