Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-Wha Kang of Korea speaks during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Friday. The council agreed to launch an urgent investigation into Syria's bloody crackdown on protests. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian anti-government protesters demonstrate in Banias on April 29, the "Day of Rage" called by activists to pile pressure on President Bashar Assad as his regime enacted a violent crackdown on dissent. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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A Libyan girl brings bread into her tent at the U.A.E. Red Crescent refugee camp at the Tunisian village of Dhuheiba on April 22. Pier Paolo Cito/AP hide caption

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