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Japan After the Wave

Photographer

Daniel Berehulak

Getty Images

11 March, 2012

A year after the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated large areas of northeastern Japan, thousands of people remained without homes, and the Japanese government was still struggling to dispose of rubble and help rebuild livelihoods.

About

Daniel Berehulak

A native of Sydney, Australia, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, he has visited more than 60 countries covering history-shaping events, including the Iraq and Afgh...

Background story

Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan

A girl plays with bubbles after she and her grandmother had paid their respects at a memorial service at Okawa Elementary School. Teachers at the school were not trained in tsunami procedure, and had delayed in evacuating the school after the tsunami warning sounded. Out of 108 students at the school, at least 74 died; ten of the 13 teachers were also killed.

 

A year after the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated large areas of northeastern Japan, thousands of people remained without homes, and the Japanese government was still struggling to dispose of rubble and help rebuild livelihoods.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1600 sec
Focal length
35 mm
F-Stop
3.5
ISO
200
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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