Photo Essay: Destruction in Japan

Tsunami Hits Miyako

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Tsunami Hits Miyako

The tsunami breaches an embankment and flows into the city of Miyako in Iwate prefecture shortly after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern coast of Japan. This photo was taken on March 11 by a Miyako city official.