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April 7th, 2011
01:48 PM ET

Japan's Disaster in Words and Pictures

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th is being blamed for more than 12,000 deaths.  At this writing, more than 15,000 people are still missing and unaccounted for in the wake of the disaster.

In the days after the quake and tsunami struck, CNN crews fanned out across the disaster zone to bring the story to the world.  One of the crews on the ground was reporter Gary Tuchman, producer Justine Redman and photojournalist Mark Biello.  Mark recently returned to Atlanta from Japan and shared some his most powerful images and stories with BackStory.

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  1. George

    As they say, when it rains it pours! The events in Japan call for all humanity to reflect about the future.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Khemmie Komolafe

    The disaster in Japan as pathetic as it was, there're a lot of lessons 2 learn from the survivors. Now they still need to look within, draw strength from within to find reasons to keep living & rebuild again. They should not distrust the government about their effort concerning the situation at the Nuclear plant.Above all, they need to trust God for healing & restoration.

    April 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |