In Kesennuma, garbage covers much of the city, particularly in the harbor. Some baseball fields and parks nearby have been converted into areas where cranes can sort through the debris. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Michihiro Kono is the ninth-generation chief executive of soy sauce maker Yagisawa Co. in Rikuzentakata, Japan. His factory, storeroom, customer records and two of his employees were washed away in the tsunami. But he's determined to rebuild. Chie Kobayashi for NPR hide caption

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The Dalai Lama gives a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, on March 15. Ashwini Bhatia/AP hide caption

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Trucks left parked on a road near a Shanghai port Friday. Truck drivers protested for a third day over rising fuel costs and fees, disrupting the flow of goods. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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A security guard stands near the Toyota exhibit at the 2011 New York International Auto Show on Thursday. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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The sauce bar at Haidilao Hot Pot restaurant in Beijing. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Newly minted second-graders in Rikuzentakata, Japan, begin their school year more than two weeks late after a tsunami wiped out most of the town. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Pakistan's Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of five of the six men accused of gang-raping Mukhtar Mai, seen here at a shelter in the southern Punjab village of Meerwala in February. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kamil Khalil with the newly formed Workers Democratic Party comes from Cairo to join the sit-in at the Shebin factory. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Japanese performers dance at a temple in the tsunami-devastated area of Rikuzentakata, Japan, on April 17. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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