Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City on May 16, 2011. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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April 29: An image from video taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co. as robots explored the nuclear reactor building of Unit 1 at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. TEPCO/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Damage at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Tokyo Electric Power Co. hide caption

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A Japanese flag waved Wednesday over the the wreckage and devastation in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture. Yasuyoshi Chiba /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A destroyed bus still sits on a roof of a building in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture. It settled there after the March 11 tsunami that swept over the coast. Yasuyoshi Chiba /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Women were sorting fish earlier today at the Hirakata Fish Market in Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture. It was the first time the market had been open since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Toru Yamanaka /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When a massive earthquake struck Japan on March 11, triggering a tsunami, the city of Rikuzentakata's famous pine trees were wiped away — except for this one. Now it is a symbol of hope for a devastated nation. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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