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New closer aerial views of wrecked reactor in Japan

This handout image released from Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on March 17, 2011 and received via JIJI Press on March 18, 2011 shows the damage to TEPCO's No.1 Fukushima nuclear power plant's fourth reactor building in the town of Okuma, Fubata district in Fukushima prefecture. The Japanese military has used trucks and helicopters to dump tonnes of water onto the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant in a bid to douse fuel rods and prevent a disastrous radiation release.

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An aerial view taken from a helicopter from Japan's Self-Defence Force shows damage sustained to the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in this handout taken March 16, 2011 and released March 17. Japanese military helicopters and fire trucks poured water on the overheating nuclear facility on Thursday and the plant operator said electricity to part of the crippled complex could be restored in a desperate bid to avert catastrophe. The complex has been torn apart by four explosions since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit last Friday.

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An aerial view taken from a helicopter from Japan's Self-Defence Force shows damage sustained to the No. 4 reactor (C) at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in this handout taken March 16, 2011 and released March 17.

See more images of the unfolding disaster in Japan.