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Panoramic image of the airport in Sendai, Japan

A panoramic image of the airport in Sendai, Japan shows the damage from the earthquake and tsunami, which is only now beginning to be cleaned up. However, the continuing threat of radiation from the damaged reactors in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is hampering rescue and recovery efforts in the region. (Masaki Furumaya / Sankei Shimbun / MSN Japan)

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Tsunami waters flooding the Sendai airport near Sendai, Japan on March 12, 2011.

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Cars and light airplanes swept up by the waters near Sendai Airport after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11.