In pictures: Japan then and now - two years on from the tsunami and earthquake
Tuesday 05 March 2013
This month marks the second anniversary of the devastating tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan in March 2011.
The natural disasters left the nation in chaos with thousands left dead or missing and buildings reduced to piles of rubble however, the country is slowly starting to rebuild itself.
Here are a selection of images showing how areas affected disasters have recovered over the past two years.
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