Before and after: One year after the Japan tsunami
March 11, 2012 will mark the first anniversary of the massive tsunami that pummeled Japan, claiming more than 19,000 lives.
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Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture
(Top) A catamaran sightseeing boat, washed in by the tsunami, sits atop a two-story tourist home in Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture on April 16, 2011. (Bottom) The same area on January 16, 2012.