Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers walked in a line after finding the body of a boy in the rubble in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture earlier today (March 31, 2011). Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Earlier today (March 29, 2011), a boy watched his father being screened for radiation at a shelter in Fukushima prefecture. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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In Sendai, which is outside the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, members of the Japanese Self-Defence Force searched for bodies today (March 28, 2011). Roslan Rahman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rescue workers searched for missing people in Natori city, in Miyagi prefecture, earlier today (March 24, 2011). AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Earlier today in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, a woman walked through rubble. Roslan Rahman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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