Japan Struggles To Deal With Nuclear Crisis And Tsunami Aftermath

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Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission.) In... News Photo2011 Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami,Accidents and Disasters,Akita Prefecture,Earthquake,Horizontal,Image,Japan,Pacific Ocean,Sea,Sitting,US Marine CorpsPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 U.S. Marine CorpsSEA OF JAPAN - MARCH 19: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission.) In this handout image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, the USS Essex sits off the coast of the Akita prefecture March 19, 2011 in Japan. In the coming days, the ships and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are expected to focus their efforts in this area, utilizing heavy-lift helicopters to deliver relief items ashore in support of Operation Tomodachi. More than a week after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan, the death toll has risen to over 8,000 with thousands more still missing. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Garry J. Welch/U.S. Marine Corps via Getty Images)