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In this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 photo, a March 11, 2011 tsunami survivor Hide Sato, 83, sits in a small room she is allotted for one person at a temporary shelter housing complex in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. Japan's progress in rebuilding from the tsunami that thundered over coastal sea walls, sweeping entire communities away, is mainly measured in barren foundations and empty spaces. Clearing of forests on higher ground due to be leveled to make space for relocating survivors has barely begun. Japan will next week observes two years from the March 11, 2011 disasters which devastated in the northeastern Pacific coast of the country. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

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