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Workers wearing protective gear rest at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan

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Workers wearing protective gear rest at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan

Police officers bow to offer prayers in silence for the victims in Namie, near the striken TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture on March 10, 2014, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami.  The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water into the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swathes of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.

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Police officers offer prayers for victims in Namie, near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, on Monday, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water on to the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swaths of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.

A Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) employee wearing a protective suit and a mask walks past storage tanks for radioactive water in the H4 area at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on 07 November 2013. Two experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 07 November 2013 began surveying radiation levels off the Japanese coast near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, amid growing fears of sea contamination.

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A Tokyo Electric Power employee wears a protective suit and mask to walk past storage tanks for radioactive water in the H4 area at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

 The Breitling Jet Team fly over Mount Fuji, in central Japan on Sunday, May 12, 2013. The world's only professional civilian aerobatic jet team  completed their tour of Japan by visiting the Fukushima prefecture to show their support and encouragement to the people of the region still recovering from the catastrophic effects of the March, 2011, Tsunami. The team are now in transit back to Europe and will return to Asia in August.

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The Breitling Jet Team, the world’s only professional civilian aerobatic team, fly over Mount Fuji, in central Japan. They completed their tour of the country by visiting the Fukushima prefecture to show their support for the people of the region still recovering from the catastrophic effects of the tsunami in March 2011. The team are now on their way back to Europe and will return to Asia in August.