Japan disaster: before and after

The Japanese tsunami is reported to have swept inland up to 10km (six miles) along much of the country's northeastern coast. Three days after the tsunami struck, many areas are still flooded and towns and villages have been left devastated. Scroll through to see images of before and after.

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These images show part of Natori in Miyagi prefecture on 4 March and 12 March.

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These images show part of Natori in Miyagi prefecture on 4 March and 12 March.

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These images are of Yuriage, which is near Miyagi prefecture.

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These images of the Arahama area of Sendai show the extraordinary destruction caused by the tsunami, which completely flattened coastal areas.

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These two satellite photographs are also of Natori.

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