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Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after

Our gallery of Japan’s coastal cities before and after Friday’s tsunami underlines the true extent of the country’s devastation.
Mar 14th 2011, 8:20 AM 7,536 2

THE HORRIFIC TSUNAMI that has devastated Japan this weekend has left scenes of total destruction in its wake, and as many as 10,000 people dead.

At present, over a million homes are still without water, while almost four times that many will have to make do without electricity at any one time, as the authorities began rotating the finite power supply to different areas of the country.

Here, using photographs supplied by Google, is a gallery showing exactly the effects the tsunami has had on some of Japan’s coastal towns, cities and ports.

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