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APTOPIX Japan Tsunami Anniversary
With the back drop of the 330 ton fishing vessel Kyotoku Maru No. 18 which was flung 800 meters (0.5 mile) inland from Kesennuma port by the March 11, 2011, tsunami, the Kikuta family observe a moment of silence at a site where their house once stood at 2:46 PM, the time the earthquake hit one year ago, in Kesennuma, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11 2012. Through silence and prayers Sunday, people across Japan remembered the disaster, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)