Images taken just after the earthquake and tsunami struck, juxtaposed with scenes almost one year later.
A wave (top) from the tsunami crashes over a seawall in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, after a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck the area March 11, 2011. This picture was taken by a Miyako City employee on the day of the tsunami. At bottom, the view on Feb. 17, 2012. (Top) Reuters/Miyako City Office/Handout, (bottom) Reutuers/Toru Hanai Buy Photo