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Japan earthquake: Widespread impact

March 11, 2011, 11:07 a.m.
Houses devoured by the tsunami as seen in  Japan's Miyagi prefecture.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Piles of houses

Houses devoured by the tsunami as seen in Japan's Miyagi prefecture. The tsunami swept away whole villages along the northern coast of Japan, with the northern city of Sendai taking the brunt of the waves.