Honoring the dead

Emergency workers say a prayer next to a body just pulled from the rubble in Rikuzentakata, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic">Japan</a>. The death toll continues to rise with numbers of dead and missing exceeding 20,000 in a tragedy not seen since <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000110" title="World War II (1939-1945)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-ii-%281939-1945%29-EVHST00000110.topic">World War II</a> in Japan.

( Paula Bronstein, Getty Images / March 21, 2011 )

Emergency workers say a prayer next to a body just pulled from the rubble in Rikuzentakata, Japan. The death toll continues to rise with numbers of dead and missing exceeding 20,000 in a tragedy not seen since World War II in Japan.

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