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DOWNTIME
DOWNTIME: A man whose home was destroyed last week by Japan’s tsunami enjoyed a bath in a tent set up by the Self-Defense Forces in Kamaishi, Japan, Tuesday. Meanwhile, power had been reconnected Tuesday to all six of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

EN ROUTE
EN ROUTE: An Afghan army soldier wounded by gunfire lay in an ambulance in southern Afghanistan Tuesday. Elsewhere, President Hamid Karzai officially unveiled plans for his security forces to begin taking control over modest sections of the country in July. (Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

RESOUNDING RING
RESOUNDING RING: Police held back demonstrators as a teacher rang a bell while thousands of educators demonstrated Tuesday in Kiev, Ukraine, against planned cuts to education funding. (Sergey Dolzhenko/European Pressphoto Agency)

WATERWORKS
WATERWORKS: A boy bathed in water gushing out of a broken water pipeline in Noida, India, Tuesday. March 22 is the United Nations World Water Day. (Parivartan Sharma/Reuters)

CLOAKED IN BLACK
CLOAKED IN BLACK: Shiite women cried during Bahiya al-Aradi’s funeral in Manama, Bahrain, Tuesday. Ms. Aradi, 51, was driving on a main road in Manama looking for gasoline when she was shot in the head last Wednesday as she approached a checkpoint, according to witnesses. (Joseph Eid/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

SCANNING SHIPMENTS
SCANNING SHIPMENTS: Port workers practiced detecting radiation levels on shipments at Manila’s south harbor Tuesday. (Aaron Favila/Associated Press)

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Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency, and the government acknowledged it was slow to respond to the disasters that the prime minister called a “great test for the Japanese people.” Last week’s 9.0 quake and tsunami has left more than [...]

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Japan raced to avert a nuclear meltdown today by flooding a nuclear reactor with seawater after Friday's massive earthquake left more than 600 people dead and thousands more missing. Towns in the country's northeast coast were literally wiped away by an ensuing tsunami, leaving countless people seeking shelter in the aftermath of the quake, which measured 8.9 on the Richter scale and was the country's strongest recorded quake. -- Lloyd Young 44 photos total)
A resident is rescued from debris in Natori, Miyagi, northern Japan March 12 after one of the country's strongest earthquakes ever recorded hit its eastern coast March 11. (Asahi Shimbun, Noboru Tomura/Associated Press)

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