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Former firefighter Shuichi Ishikawa, 61, looks for his missing son, Masahide, also a firefighter, in a toppled firetruck he found in the coastal city of Rikuzentakata.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAI KUROKAWA / European Pressphoto Agency

A young person rests in a school gymnasium being used as a shelter for those displaced by the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

A damaged car is part of the debris after the earthquake and tsunami devastated the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / Getty Images

People wait in line at a water distribution point in Ofunato.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Getty Images

A U.S. Navy aerial photo shows damage to the town of Wakuya. Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are conducting search-and-rescue operations and resupply missions throughout northern Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MC3 Class ALEXANDER TIDD / U.S. NAVY/AFP/Getty Images

An evacuee searches for information about missing family members and friends on a notice board in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, where more than 10,000 out of a population of 16,000 are still unaccounted for.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hiroaki Ohno / Yomiuri Shimbun

A member of the Fairfax County search-and-rescue team from Virginia works at the destroyed fish market in Ofunato.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Getty Images

Members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces cover bodies in the tsunami-ravaged town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsuyoshi Matsumoto / Yomiuri Shimbun

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ray Decker, 320th Special Tactics Squadron, prepares to board an MC-130P Combat Shadow at Yokota Air Base. The squadron has been deployed to the airport in Sendai to help clear the runway and make it ready for fixed-wing air traffic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: U.S. MILITARY / REUTERS

Headlights illuminate a disaster area. The official toll of the dead and missing following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened Japan's northeast coast has topped 11,000, with more than 4,300 confirmed dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Teams of government specialists at emergency rescue headquarters analyze data on the leaked radiation from the nuclear complex damaged by last week's earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated Press

Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers look for victims amid the debris. Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered a rare address to a jittery nation in dread of a nuclear catastrophe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images

Local residents gather their belongings from a tsunami-damaged house.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM JAE-HWAN / AFP / Getty Images

Reiko Miura, 68, cries as she looks for her sister's son.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Itsuo Inouye / Associated Press

Members of the Japan Self Defense Force walk through snow-covered ruins.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

Crews in the coastal town of Minami-Sanriku search for victims Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The Japanese town of Ishinomaki is flooded and the city's downtown area remains deserted.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Japanese soldiers search through the rubble looking for tsunami victims. The village of Minamisanriku had about 16,000 inhabitants before the quake and tsunami. More than half are still missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

One of several rescue and recovery teams moves through what is left of the village of Minamisanriku, where the tsunami cleared the land.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

About 16,000 people lived in Minamisanriku before the tsunami hit. More than half of them are still missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Two bodies lie covered in the rubble of a classroom in the destroyed village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

An elderly Japanese woman covers her face in reaction to learning her house was swept away by the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

Japanese medical personnel check a child for radiation exposure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASAHI SHIMBUN / EPA

Hundreds of people line up to wait for food at a large supermarket. Some had been waiting four hours for the store to open.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Tsunami survivors cook and eat in front of their damaged home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

At an evacuation center, women wail after hearing about the death of family members.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Los Angeles County Fire Department rescue team members search through destroyed houses for survivors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Members of the Chinese International Search and Rescue Team search for victims inside a ruined house.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lui Siu Wai / Associated Press

Rescue workers search for missing people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIJI PRESS / AFP / Getty Images

A boat sits in a street after being washed onshore by the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP / Getty Images

A rescuer searches for survivors in the devastated city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Residents eat emergency rations in a candle-lit shelter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP / Getty Images

Villagers make their way along twisted train tracks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto Agency

Disaster response workers. A fresh explosion rocked a stricken nuclear power plant Tuesday and some workers were ordered to leave the site.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / Reuters

People recover a body.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News

A girl joins hundreds of people lining up for food at a large supermarket. Some had been waiting four hours for the store to open. Food and water are scarce in Sendai, Japan, and electricity remains off as the temperature falls. Snow and rain are forecast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of people wait in a line at the Ito-Yokado supermarket Tuesday morning. Some had waited five hours for the store's first opening in two days. Many of those in line said they were hungry and out of food and water.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of people line the street, waiting for a supermarket to open. Food and water are scarce in Sendai and the electricity remains off.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A woman helps her mother get a few belongings in Sendai as search-and-rescue teams continue to look for bodies in the rubble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A technician in protective gear looks out of an automatic door with signs reading "No entry except for those with permission" at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels in Nihonmatsu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / Reuters

Because roads are cut off or buried, evacuees are traveling by foot. These people walk on a railway track of Japan Railway's Ofunato Line.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Tsunami survivors leave a devastated area after checking their homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

A resident walks through the destroyed town of Kamaishi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPA

Rescue workers search for victims in Tanohata, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A Japanese man waits anxiously as Natori firefighters work to pry open his car in a search for the man's missing family members. The firefighters found no one inside.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A man rides his bicycle past a ship at Hachinohe, three days after the powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit Japan's eastern coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

A 63-year-old Japanese woman brushes debris off a portrait of her father that was found in the ruins of her Natori home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Japanese rescue team members transport a body in the town of Watari.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

A Japanese woman uses a stick to sweep the front walk of her home along the Natorigawa River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A Japanese woman looks over notes left for survivors at Natori's city hall, where assistance for disaster victims has been set up. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese have been displaced as a result of last week's 8.9 quake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A couple walk down a muddy street with belongings scavenged from what was left of their home in Natori.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

An emergency worker throws disinfectant powder in an area affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Miyako.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aly Song / Reuters

Relatives react with emotion as they reunite at a shelter in Kesennuma.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A police officer searches for victims in Rikuzentakada. Tens of thousands of people were feared dead after last week's earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. Prime Minister Naoto Kan said 15,000 people had been rescued so far.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franck Robichon / European Pressphoto Agency

The Natori area of the town was completely destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami that followed. Fires burn in the neighborhood as civil servants are finally able to enter the area to look for the dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

The Natori area of the town was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man wanders through the debris in the Natori area of Sendai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Government workers uncover the bodies of two people who died in the town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Evacuees from the Sendai area stay at a school where there is little food available.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A family looks over what is left of their destroyed home in the Natori neighborhood hit hard by the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Vehicles and debris litter the Natori neighborhood hit hard by the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Japanese soldiers patrol through a devastated Natori neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A woman cries on the steps of an evacuation shelter at a junior high school in the Natori neighborhood after losing her family in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A tattered photograph lies in the mud in the Natori neighborhood in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Two men warm themselves by a fire at an evacuation center in the Natori neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Women look for names of survivors listed on boards at a victims assistance center in the Natori neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A broken bicycle is part of the debris in the destroyed Natori neighborhood near Sendai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Residents walk along a flooded street lined with destroyed vehicles and debris in Ishimaki city in northern Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KYODO / REUTERS

A ferry carried inland by the tsunami and dropped on a building is part of the destruction in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

People are given first aid at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by the tsunami in Ishinomaki.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

A baby is fed at the Japanese Red Cross hospital in Ishinomaki.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toshiharu Kato / Japanese Red Cross Society/AP

An injured child sleeps at the Japanese Red Cross hospital in Ishinomaki after surviving the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

Futaba Kosei Hospital patients who may have been exposed to radiation are carried into the compound of Fukushima Gender Equality Centre in Nihonmatsu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daisuke Tomita / The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP

A member of a decontamination team scans a man for radiation at an emergency center in Koriyama in northeastern Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregory Bull / Associated Press

A boy has his radiation level checked at the Fukushima Gender Equality Centre in Nihonmatsu after being evacuated from a town near the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daisuke Tomita / The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP

A picture frame with portraits of the former Emperor and Empress Hirohito of Japan lies in the rubble at Sendai airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX HOFFORD / European Pressphoto Agency

A combination image shows a RapidEye satellite pre-disaster image dated Sept. 5, 2010, left, and a post-disaster image dated March 12 of the Iwanuma and Watari region on northeastern Japan. The image was provided by the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information and German Remote Sensing DataCenter of the German Aerospace Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: German Aerospace Center, German Remote Sensing Data Center

A combination image shows a RapidEye satellite pre-disaster image dated Sept. 5, 2010, left, and a post-disaster image dated March 12 of the city of Soma and its surrounding region in northeastern Japan, which was hit by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 11. The image was provided by the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information and German Remote Sensing Data Center of the German Aerospace Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: German Aerospace Center, German Remote Sensing Datacenter

Devastation wrought by the 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami is seen in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KYODO / Reuters

Survivors walk amid the destruction in Japan's Miyagi prefecture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Kyodo News

A fishing boat, turned on its side by the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Kyodo News

Rescuers pull a woman from the debris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Asahi Shimbun / Associated Press

A ship sits amid the tsunami-generated floodwaters and burning houses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPA

Soldiers make their way atop a wall to get around vehicles as they search for survivors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Kyodo News

Volunteer firefighters search for victims of the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Mari Kano and her family flee amid fears about a damaged nuclear reactor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A soldier rescues a man who was trapped by the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KYODO / Kyodo News

Soldiers remove a body.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOMIURI SHIMBUN / AFP

People try to salvage belongings from the rubble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toru Hanai / Reuters

A soldier carries a woman on his back as people are evacuated to a shelter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP/Getty Images

Residents walk past debris, including an overturned fishing boat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOMIURI SHIMBUN / AFP / Getty Images

A ship that had been under construction now sits on land next to damaged homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOMIURI SHIMBUN / AFP / Getty Images

Police wearing respirators guide people away from the Daiichi nuclear plant following an evacuation order.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

An official in protective gear scans for signs of radiation on a man who is from the evacuation area near the Daini nuclear plant.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM KYUNG-HOON / Reuters

Fires smolder in the badly damaged town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOMIURI SHIMBUN / AFP / Getty Images

A car swept by waves rests precariously.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Smoke rises from fishing boats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Rescue workers look for missing people in houses destroyed by waves generated by the tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A woman cries after encountering a friend at an evacuation center hours after the massive earthquake struck the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Vehicles sit in a huge pile after being washed away by an earthquake-triggered tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Atsushi Taketazu / Associated Press

Members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces help people get through flooded areas by boat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yomiuri Shimbun / Associated Press

Fishing boats rest atop piles of debris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOMIURI SHIMBUN / AFP/Getty Images

People walk past upended vehicles resting against a wall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOMIURI SHIMBUN / AFP/Getty Images

The aftermath of the quake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Kyodo News

Travelers wait in front of a Japan Airlines check-in counter at Haneda Airport on Saturday, one day after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Haruyoshi Yamaguchi / Bloomberg

People build a raft on the roof of a building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News / X01481

Smoke billows into the sky in Miyagi prefecture.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Kyodo News

People line up for drinking water at a park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News / X01481

People watch their city's port area burn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Keiichi Nakane / Yomiuri Shimbun

A soldier helps a stranded man.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yomiuri

A girl is rescued from a damaged building Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Kyodo News

A man looks over debris and mud-filled rice paddies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Kyodo News

A house moved by the tsunami is wedged under a bridge Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Kyodo News

A woman carrying a child on her back walks through debris and mud left by the earthquake and tsunami in Iwate prefecture Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Kyodo News

People await rescue in Miyagi prefecture Friday in northeastern Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News

Residents looks over destroyed buildings half-submerged in water Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Kyodo News

A whirlpool develops in tsunami-whipped waters Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News

A massive tsunami wave sweeps in to engulf a residential area Friday in Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

People line up in front of public telephone booths Friday at Shibuya station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yomiuri / Reuters

Streets are flooded by tsunami waters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yomiuri / Reuters

Smoke billows from burning houses Friday after the earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Taichi Kaizuka / Mainichi Simbun

Workers inspect a caved-in section of highway Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Burning houses are surrounded by water Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Houses are swept by a tsunami-generated wave Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Light planes and vehicles sit among the debris after they were swept by a tsunami that struck Sendai airport Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

People survey the damage from the earthquake and tsunami at the Kessennuma port.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yomiuri / Reuters

Sendai Airport is surrounded by floodwaters Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Fires break out after the earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yomiuri Shimbun / AFP / Getty Images

An oil refinery on fire Friday after the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto Agency

A giant fireball rises from a burning oil refinery Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto Agency

The terminal is surrounded by water and a runway is partially submerged at Sendai Airport on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo / Reuters

Earthquake-triggered tsunami waves devastate the coast in northern Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News / Associated Press

A shelter was set up Friday for people affected by the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Itsuo Inouye / Associated Press

Central Tokyo is jammed with cars and people squeezing through them trying to get home.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toru Hanai / Reuters

People wait for transport services to resume at the Tokyo station Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Vehicles waiting to be loaded onto ships were tossed about by tsunami waves Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Vehicles were crushed by a wall and earth that collapsed in the earthquake Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jiji Press / AFP / Getty Images

The owner of a ceramics shop checks his damaged wares Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP / Getty Images

People wait for rescue on a rooftop Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News

A man sits wrapped in a blanket after he was evacuated from a building in the financial district Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, center, reacts to a tremor during a session of parliament Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toru Hanai / Reuters

Customers in a bookstore take cover as the earthquake hits Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News / Associated Press

People are showered with falling debris as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during the earthquake Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kyodo News / Reuters

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39 Comments

  1. March 12, 2011, 4:42 pm

    As heart wrenching as the photos are, thank you for showing them to the world.

    By: Sandra
  2. March 12, 2011, 5:02 pm

    I love this photo, because it paints just a few of what should be a thousand words. I love the expression on the elderly man, it is sad yet relieved. The soldier who is carrying him is also quite incredible. Who are these two people, where are they, where was the man when he was rescued and where is his family. Where is the young soldier from. I want to know all that and more…

    By: faisa
  3. March 12, 2011, 5:31 pm

    I don't get it – why did the ground separate perfectly along the centerline of the road?

    By: bob.bob@bob.com
  4. March 12, 2011, 5:38 pm

    What is this world coming too? This is so sad, my prayers got out to all of their families.

    By: nithsa@hotmail.com
  5. March 12, 2011, 6:17 pm

    Probably reflects the construction of the road to some extent. Build one side then build the other. Pack each lane down independently. There is no need for lateral cohesion.

    By: jjohn a
  6. March 12, 2011, 7:38 pm

    Because it's just a surface crack along the line of least resistence. A road, built by grading the earth and then pavement laid in two sections–one side then the other along the middle line.

    By: John
  7. March 12, 2011, 10:24 pm

    I just has no word… Just be strong Japan, you had faced terrible problems before… you are going to face and solve this one too.

    The world should be together and help each other. Perú should help Japan.

    Jorge A. Baudouin
    Lima, Perú
    @Kokyjabn

    By: kokyjabn
  8. March 12, 2011, 11:33 pm

    These are amazing pictures. How did the last picture with the shattered glass get captured?

    By: eric
  9. March 13, 2011, 12:08 am

    What's interesting to note is that the people in these pictures appear, in the face of such destruction, so calm, cool and collected. Waiting quietly in lines for water… walking through destroyed neighborhoods and hopefully, making plans to rebuild… again…my prayers go out to each of them.

    By: Dalani
  10. March 13, 2011, 1:32 am

    Have you read your bible? It tells you what this world is coming to. Wars, natural disasters, people who don't need God. Is this not what is happening? It is the increasing rebellion of man against God that causes the chaos on this earth. Cause and effect.

    By: felina
  11. March 13, 2011, 1:37 am

    It's acoustical tile, not glass. Still dramatic with the couple sheltering.

    By: Paul
  12. March 13, 2011, 1:41 am

    picture 53. That's how I feel looking at these heart wrenching pictures. Thank you for showing the world. Imaging the job of cleaning this up, and the cost. Imaging if this happened in the United States, say the west coast somewhere. O my Lord! Grace and mercy be upon these people, this country of Japan.

    By: felina
  13. March 13, 2011, 7:21 am

    All two cup coffee drinkers. donate the price of one coffee and We can’t help Japan in their time of need. We are all going to need each others help in times of natural disaster.

    By: Timothy Hawkins
  14. March 13, 2011, 8:45 am

    I've been involved in disaster management (the preparation aspect) for much of my professional career. Here's what I wrote to a friend who sent me some photos of the results of the earthquake and tsunami:

    Unbelievable devastation. As someone who has a photo of himself standing in front of the Unit 4 sarcophagous at Chernobyl (with a monitor showing 1,000 times the normal background radiation), I think the fears of a similar disaster are fully justified.

    AND, I think it's criminal negligence on the part of the Japanese authorities to have allowed not just one, but four nuclear power stations to be built on a small offshore island, and much worse, on the side facing the ocean where storms (to say nothing of tsunamis) are most likely to strike!!

    HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY, CHERNOBYL. TOO BAD WE HAVEN'T LEARNED ANY LESSONS FROM THAT DISASTER !

    By: Chuck/Geneva
  15. March 13, 2011, 9:00 am

    This is really heart breaking. Please God look after the people who pass through all this.

    By: vina
  16. March 13, 2011, 12:47 pm

    I feel so helpless…what do we do apart from sending money?

    By: rolebruc
  17. March 13, 2011, 12:52 pm

    My heart goes out to the People of Japan ,their famlies and to the ones that are lost. May God give you all the strength to carry on. My prayers are with each & everyone. When the Sun raise,with it comes hope ~~~ Sarah

    By: sarah Restorff
  18. March 13, 2011, 1:04 pm

    This is the high time the whole world to be aside of japan without wasting any second to face the devastation and come to recover asap.

    may god help japanese. we hope they again stand back as previous.

  19. March 13, 2011, 3:26 pm

    I pray the LORD must help the people of Japan to rebuild their lives and open the hearts of the WORLD to take hands HELP JAPAN.

    By: Alta
  20. March 13, 2011, 11:16 pm

    eric: regarding the last picture, featuring “shattered glass”: i’m guessing that it’s not glass. the dispersal pattern is too even from one side to another to suggest a window blowing out. – i’m guessing the photographer had time to catch that because it’s continuous fall of attic insulation.

    By: flombaye
  21. March 13, 2011, 11:44 pm

    To the people of Japan. These photos say it all. All you need is help`. The world should unite in times of need… come out to help Japan. Japan this sad, painful, but since it is the hand of God. Stay composed…. With all the love from Africa, Kisumu, Kenya

    By: ABIYA FLORENCE
  22. March 14, 2011, 2:42 am

    Its so disheartening that the country(Japan) works so hard to keep the world fastest in technology is going thro such a bad phase.May lord help the people of Japan to rebuild….

    I am sure everyone in the world is with the Country to help rebuild ..

    By: Sripada
  23. March 14, 2011, 6:31 am

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  24. March 14, 2011, 6:35 am

    [...] Photos: Scenes from the earthquake [...]

  25. March 14, 2011, 9:01 am

    I'm sure these pictures can't even come close to what it must feel like to see it all live. The pictures of the families in the shelter with what little is left of their belongings is so sad to me. I really wish we could do more for these people. My heart goes out to them.

    By: pixie222@myway.com
  26. March 14, 2011, 2:05 pm

    I cried looking at these pictures, it is so sad. The amazing thing is you don't see pictures of the Japanese pushing or shoving each other or acting frantic and freaked out. God bless them and hopefully the rest of the world will come in to help them recover from this crisis.

    By: Thao
  27. March 14, 2011, 3:15 pm

    [...] Photos: Scenes of trembler destruction [...]

  28. March 14, 2011, 8:43 pm

    Trusting God in spite of what’s happening in Japan and in other countries…We should learn from all of these..

    By: den
  29. March 14, 2011, 10:36 pm

    om shanti, we all are soul not a body so we are in the world stage when our part is finish then we leave this body,so always remain in peace and silence because we (soul) religion is peace .

    soul is immortal ..

    we(soul have also our father who is supreme soul). always remember god.

    just do meditation , shiv baba , shiv baba.

    god came in the earth to give internal love , peace , happiness, bliss.

    http://www.brahmakumaris.com

    By: brahmakumaris
  30. March 15, 2011, 7:31 am

    [...] Photos: Scenes of drop after 8.9 earthquake [...]

  31. March 15, 2011, 6:06 pm

    Conserve your water and electricity. Appreciate everything you have, for it's often taken for granted.

    By: kmoe@prodigy.net
  32. March 15, 2011, 8:53 pm

    this is truly GOD’S curse on earth…how many more japan are we going to see in the future?God save mankind.

    By: radhika krishnan,india
  33. March 15, 2011, 10:24 pm

    My prayers and sympathies go out to the Japanese people in their time of trial and hour of need and I pray the Lord console those who have lost loved ones in this disaster and help to stop further loss. The earthquake is nature's fury at it's worst and I feel Nuclear power is not a solution to the world's energy crisis as it still interferes with nature.

    By: michael
  34. March 16, 2011, 4:45 am

    My heart goes out to the people of Japan. Without doubt, the Japanese are rated amongst the most "intelligent" in the world with average IQ's at 105! I don't mean to be insensitive but I trust that in all these matters, now will be the time to learn that no matter who, whatever you plan, however precise and "accurate", there is a factor called "GOD ALMIGHTY" who rules and reigns the world. He is the only one who knows how "tomorrow" will be… And because none of us knows what our tomorrow has in store, we should align ourselves with HIM… be His friend, surrender our lives to HIM, acknowledge HIM as The True CREATOR of Heaven and Earth… The ALPHA and OMEGA! That way, we won't have to be shocked at anything that happens in this world… NOT even death… After all, we are just sojourners in this world. If we have a relationship with God, we can know at least our relationship is not just temporary and limited to this world, in this life.. but also in the Life After this world. My sincere condolences to those that have lost their loved ones as well as possessions! May The Lord calm your hearts and open your inner eyes so that you can see The light of God!

    By: Ben Weru, S/Africa
  35. March 16, 2011, 5:36 am

    A massive thank you for taking this particular photo!!!!!!!
    They are my friends!!! I'm so glad to see them safe!!
    I still can't get through to them, but this photo certainly helped me to make myself feel relieved….

    By: Tomomi
  36. March 16, 2011, 10:12 am

    This post is proof of why we Americans are considered heartless. It is inappropriate in light of the human disaster that has occurred. Regardless of which side you are on in the current US political debate, and free speech rights, this is totally wrong and this post MUST be removed.

    By: lapinasix@gmail.com
  37. March 16, 2011, 10:19 am

    Despite the overwhelming surroundings, the Japanese brothers and sisters are so dignified and disciplined… their calmness shows their resilience and fortitude… God bless you all; we are all ready to help you. May God make you stronger

    By: gehendra
  38. March 16, 2011, 10:21 am

    The next time I am irritated by others, annoyed by some petty inconvenience or frustrated by some luxury I cannot have, I will think of these pictures and remember the suffering of the people of Japan.

    By: Frank, England
  39. March 18, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Isn't it snow?

    By: Lucas

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