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Heavy machinery removes the rubble beside the collapsed breakwater at... News Photo2011 Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami,Destruction,Earthquake,Emergencies and Disasters,Groyne,Horizontal,Japan,Machinery,Minamisanriku,Miyagi Prefecture,Natural Disaster,Removing,Rubble,Ruined,Town,TsunamiPhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPHeavy machinery removes the rubble beside the collapsed breakwater at the tsunami-devastated town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on May 9, 2011. Japan's largest earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit the northeastern region on March 11, releasing massive tsunami to destroy the Pacific coast of northern Japan which killed nearly 15,000 people with more than 10,000 still missing. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)