Japan's post-earthquake recovery efforts

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The steel structure for the use of the spent fuel removal from the cooling pool is seen at the Unit 4 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, Japan,  Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant,  showed journalists the massive steel structure built next to one of the damaged reactor buildings to help extract more than 1,500 fuel rods from a cooling pool on top of it. TEPCO aims to start removing the 1,533 fuel rods in November, officials said during a tour of the plant Wednesday.  Three reactors melted down at the plant after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.  (AP Photo/Noboru Hashimto, Pool)

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Reconstruction and cultural relief projects continue in Japan following the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation on March 11, 2011.

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