Associated Press
In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 photo, utility poles are erected in an area devastated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Rikuzentakata, Japan. About three-quarters of Rikuzentakata’s 8,000-some homes were destroyed by the 13-meter (43-foot) tsunami that swept up to 4 kilometers (two and a half miles) up its wedge-shaped river valley. Most debris was hauled away long ago. The wind whips through derelict skeletons of the few concrete buildings yet to be demolished. Utility poles stud roadsides and empty lots littered with mundane odds and ends - kitchen strainers, skillets, laundry hangers, a rusted clock.(AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

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