In this photo taken Wednesday, March 23, 2011, a refugee walks past a gutted house in the destroyed town of Minamisanriku, northeastern Japan. Of the 17,666 people who once lived here, over 300 have ... more 
In this photo taken Wednesday, March 23, 2011, a refugee walks past a gutted house in the destroyed town of Minamisanriku, northeastern Japan. Of the 17,666 people who once lived here, over 300 have been confirmed dead and thousands more have disappeared - still buried in the ruins or sucked out to sea as the mighty wall of water receded. The sheer extent of the devastation wrought on March 11 raises serious questions: Should the dozens of shattered communities along these shores be rebuilt at all? Can they be, when up to half their inhabitants are gone and survivors know it could happen again? less 
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Associated Press | Photo By David Guttenfelder
Sat, Apr 2, 2011 11:40 AM EDT