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Massive rescue, cleanup efforts underway in Japan

One day after the earthquake and tsunami, entire towns in Japan are impossible to reach. But search-and-rescue teams are fanning out in what will be a lengthy and complex endeavor.

 
 

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Soldiers carry a body past piled up vehicles at Higashimatsushima city in Miyagi Prefecture. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a nuclear plant hit by the earthquake, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast of the country where more than 10,000 were feared dead.


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