Cargo containers are strewn about in Sendai, northern Japan, Saturday, March 12. Japan launched a massive military rescue operation Saturday after a giant, earthquake-fed tsunami killed hundreds of people and turned the northeastern coast into a swampy wasteland, while authorities braced for a possible meltdown at a nuclear reactor.
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera carries his granddaughter Esperanza after his inauguration in Vina del Mar, Chile, on March 11. During the President's inauguration, a series of strong aftershocks from last month's 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile. Pinera immediately urged coastal residents to move to higher ground in case of a tsunami.
A girl has her face painted with the Egyptian flag during a rally to support Muslim and Christian national unity at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thirteen people were killed and 140 wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians two days ago as the police and ruling military struggled to maintain order barely a month after a popular uprising ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
A man comes to a tsunami-hit area around "Hiyori Yama," or Weather Hill, to offer prayers for the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Saturday.