Japan Earthquake: One Month Later

This morning, nearly a month after the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan, a 7.1-magnitude aftershock hit the same region, setting off tsunami advisories and rattling the nerves of a still-recovering populace. Four weeks later, the tsunami's devastation remains pronounced, with radiation fears and legal issues interfering with the clean-up. Efforts to recover bodies have intensified lately, as those affected adjust to their new reality, continuing to mourn and recover what they can -- some returning to work or school. Collected here are recent images from the quake-stricken area, as Japan copes with the ongoing effects of last month's multiple disasters.

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