HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN - MARCH 25: Japanese military carry coffins for burial at a temporary burial ground March 25, 2011 in Higashi Matsushima , Japan. Under Japanese Buddhist practice a ... more 
HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN - MARCH 25: Japanese military carry coffins for burial at a temporary burial ground March 25, 2011 in Higashi Matsushima , Japan. Under Japanese Buddhist practice a cremation is the expected traditional way of dealing with the dead but now with the death toll so high crematoriums are overwhelmed and there is a shortage of fuel to burn them. Local municipalities are forced to dig mass graves as a temporary solution. Two weeks after the magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan the death toll has risen to 10,000 dead with still thousands missing and the expectation is that it will end up well over 20,000. Presently the country is still struggling to repair a damaged nuclear power plant that has caused tremendous problems, evacuations, and now tainted water supply in the Tokyo area causing more panic buying of bottled water. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) less 
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Fri, Mar 25, 2011 10:08 AM EDT