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13 March 2011

Japan disaster: more pictures

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

By Samira Shackle

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