(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. )