Japan's post-earthquake recovery efforts

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A worker checks radiations on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture Wednesday,  June 12, 2013.  Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, showed journalists the massive steel cage-like 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/Toshifumi Kitamura, 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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