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Japan marks second tsunami anniversary

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People all over Japan bowed their heads in silence Monday as they remembered the almost 19,000 who died when a ferocious tsunami surged ashore two years earlier. 

A Buddhist statue recently built in honour of tsunami victims is silhouetted at sunset on the seashore in Arahama district in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 11, 2013. People all over Japan have bowed their heads in silence as they remembered the almost 19,000 who died when a ferocious tsunami surged ashore two years earlier.

Ceremonies were held in towns and cities throughout the disaster zone, as well as in Tokyo, where Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led tributes to those who lost their lives in a disaster that also sparked a nuclear emergency.

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