The facilities at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were designed to withstand strong earthquakes and tsunamis, but not to the strength and size experienced on March 11.
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Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa speaks during a press conference in Tripoli on March 19. Koussa arrived in Britain on March 30, and told the British government that he was resigning from his post.
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In some parts of the country, like San Diego (above), gas prices are above $4 a gallon. Some Republicans are trying to tie those higher prices at the pump to President Obama's energy policies.
Tea Party supporters hold signs across from a rally held by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in front of the Maryland State Capitol building in Annapolis on March 14.
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