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A boy plays in the wreckage of Ishinomaki, Japan

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A boy plays with a toy car while a real car balances behind him in the debris of tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture on April 6.

This image makes me wonder how these tragic events will affect the children who survived the earthquake and tsunami. While the crisis is still ongoing and the authorities are striving to meet the immediate needs of food and shelter, I hope that steps will be taken to assist the survivors on an emotional level as well.

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