Sendai 2008

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Sendai 2008

Here is the coastal town of Arahama in Sendai undisturbed three years ago.

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Sendai 2011

This is what Arahama in Sendai looked like as of March 12, 2011, after the tsunami swept through the region.

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Natori 2008

Here is the town of Yuriage in Natori in 2008.

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Natori Now

The tsunami also flattened buildings in Yuriage.

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Sendai Airport

Here is the Sendai Airport pictured in 2003.

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Airport Today

This shows the Sendai Airport after the tsunami.

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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 04

This Satellite photo shows a fully intact and operational Fukushima nuclear plant in 2004.

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Nuclear Plant Post Quake

Here's the nuclear plant after the tsunami swept across it, but before the outer shell collapsed. On March 14, an explosion rocked unit 3 of the power station and destroyed the roof of a reactor building.

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Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture

This is what the coastal township of Kashimaku in Minamisoma looked like in 2011 before the tsunami.

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Minamisoma After

Here is Kashimaku after it was devastated by the tsunamis rolling waves.

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Iwaki 2005

Onahama township in Iwaki was the picture of peaceful orderliness in 2005.

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Iwaki 2011

Homes and buildings are shattered in Onahama after the tsunami struck.

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