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Japan disaster: more pictures

Images of the ravaged north-east of the country, where the death toll could exceed 10,000.

Above, smoke billows from fires raging at the port in Tagajo in Miyagi Prefecture. Japan has been battling a feared meltdown of two reactors at a local nuclear plant.

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Residents of Tagajo navigate their way past debris on a street in the twon. Police have warned that the death toll in tsunami-hit Miyagi Prefecture alone could exceed 10,000.

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Rescue workers remove cars upended by the tsunami at the shipping port to the east of Sendai in Miyagi.

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A soldier pulls a rubber dinghy carrying evacuated people at Ishinomaki city. About 310,000 people have been evacuated to emergency shelters, many of them still without power.

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A man fetches his son's schoolbags from a collaped house in Tagajo.

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A girl surveys tsunami damage to Ishinomaki city in Miyagi.

All photographs: AFP/Getty Images

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