A makeshift altar

Setsudo Miura, priest at Natori's Koan-ji temple, offers prayers for the victims killed by the 2011 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVWAN00003" title="Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/earthquakes/japan-earthquake-tsunami-%282011%29-EVWAN00003.topic">tsunami</a> at a makeshift altar in tsunami-devastated Yuriage district, Natori, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic">Japan</a>, on Sunday. The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami in the northeastern part of the country, which triggered the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP0000175859" title="Tokyo Electric Power Co." href="/topic/economy-business-finance/energy-resource-industries/nuclear-power/tokyo-electric-power-co.-ORCRP0000175859.topic">Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station</a> disaster, the world's worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVAAD00003" title="Chernobyl Disaster (1986)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/nuclear-disasters/chernobyl-disaster-%281986%29-EVAAD00003.topic">Chernobyl accident</a> in Ukraine. More than 19,000 people died or went missing in the twin natural disasters, which also destroyed more than 370,000 houses.

( Frank Robichon / European Pressphotos Agency / June 1, 2012 )

Setsudo Miura, priest at Natori's Koan-ji temple, offers prayers for the victims killed by the 2011 tsunami at a makeshift altar in tsunami-devastated Yuriage district, Natori, Japan, on Sunday. The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami in the northeastern part of the country, which triggered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster, the world's worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl accident in Ukraine. More than 19,000 people died or went missing in the twin natural disasters, which also destroyed more than 370,000 houses.

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