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Saturday morning dawns with search and rescue efforts in Japan

See our slideshow of images from the earthquake, tsunami and the ensuing devastation here.

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An elderly man is carried by a Self-Defense Force member in the tsunami-torn Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, on Saturday morning, March 12, one day after strong earthquakes hit the area.

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People wait for rescue on the rooftop of a ruined building tangled with tsunami-drifted debris in Rikuzentakada, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, on Saturday morning, March 12, after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday.

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A man walks outside a two-story house, with its first floor structure was destroyed by tsunami, in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on Saturday morning, March 12, after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday.

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A woman who was left inside a building is rescued Saturday, March 12, after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday.

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A local resident walks through debris in Rikuzentakata, Iwate, northern Japan on Saturday morning, March 12 after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday.

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A man looks out over an area swept by a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai City, northeastern Japan on March 12. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed thousands.