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Earthquake drills for school children in Japan

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Elementary school children wearing fire proof hoods gather in their playground as part of a nationwide earthquake drill at a Tokyo elementary school on September 1, 2011. Japan conducted its first national earthquake drill since the March 11 disasters that left 20,000 dead or missing and triggered a nuclear crisis.

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Elementary school children take cover under their desks as part of a nationwide earthquake drill at a Tokyo elementary school on September 1, 2010.

People across Japan hold drills every year on September 1st, but this year it's being taken more seriously since the quake and tsunami that devastated large parts of the country in March. Full story.

Take a look back at photos from the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan earlier this year.