WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: In this handout image provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama (2L) receives a briefing on the earthquake in Japan and the tsunami warnings across the ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: In this handout image provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama (2L) receives a briefing on the earthquake in Japan and the tsunami warnings across the Pacific by (L-R) Assistant to the President for Homeland Security John Brennan; National Security Staff Senior Director for Resilience Richard Reed; and National Security Staff Director Asian Affairs Daniel Russel in the Oval Office of the White House March 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale has hit the northeast coast of Japan causing tsunami alerts throughout countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images) less 
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