A body is left on the roadside for collection by the army in Ishinomaki, Japan. Residents have begun returning to their homes to begin the massive cleanup operation caused by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck on March 11 off the coast of northeastern Japan. The quake triggered a tsunami wave of up to 33 feet tall which engulfed large parts of northeastern Japan. Japan has raised the nuclear alert level as the world watches the crisis unfold at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station, damaged during the earthquake. One week after the twin disasters -- which has officially left more than 6,900 dead and more than 10,700 missing emergency crews are facing two challenges in the nuclear crisis: cooling the reactors where energy is generated, and cooling the adjacent pools where used nuclear fuel rods are stored in water.
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