Associated Press
In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 photo, flowers and a bottle of water are placed to pay tribune to the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami near a fishing boat washed ashore in Kesennuma, Japan. Japan's progress so far in rebuilding from the tsunami that thundered over coastal sea walls, sweeping entire communities away and killing more than 19,000 people, is mainly measured in barren foundations and empty spaces. Clearing of forests on higher ground due to be leveled to make space for relocating survivors has barely begun. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

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