KENSENNUMA, JAPAN - MARCH 27: Family members grieve over the coffin of Eiko Miura during a burial service at a temporary burial site March 27, 2011 in Kensennuma, Japan. Under Japanese Buddhist ... more 
KENSENNUMA, JAPAN - MARCH 27: Family members grieve over the coffin of Eiko Miura during a burial service at a temporary burial site March 27, 2011 in Kensennuma, 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. More than two weeks after the magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan the death toll has risen to over 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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