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  • In Pictures World Water Day 2011

    Children on a raft take a seawater bath at a seaside residential area in Makassar, Indonesia, on March 22. The United Nations' World Water Day is held on March 22 every year to increase people's awareness of water's importance in environment, agriculture, health, and trade. This year's theme is 'Water for cities.'

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  • As Japan marks tsunami anniversary, a fresh spirit of volunteerism

    One year after Japan's earthquake and subsequent tsunami disaster, some 1 million people have taken the time to volunteer in the disaster zone, bolstering a trend that began in earnest with the 1995 Kobe earthquake.

  • In Pictures World Water Day 2011

    Children on a raft take a seawater bath at a seaside residential area in Makassar, Indonesia, on March 22. The United Nations' World Water Day is held on March 22 every year to increase people's awareness of water's importance in environment, agriculture, health, and trade. This year's theme is 'Water for cities.'

  • In Pictures Japan rescue

    On March 22, pet shop owner Ryo Taira (l.) and his colleague Takeshi Hana prepare to release into the sea a baby porpoise that was found stranded in a paddy field after being washed away by the March 11 tsunami in Sendai, Japan. The little dolphin now is back in the ocean.

  • Another earthquake shakes Japan, Fukushima evacuated: a nuclear timeline

    Another earthquake shakes Japan, Fukushima evacuated: a nuclear timeline

    A month after the March 11, a 9.0 earthquake triggered a 30-foot tsunami that damaged several nuclear reactors in northeastern Japan, causing the country's worst crisis since World War II, a 7.4 temblor shook the country again.

  • Japan earthquake: 5 ways the international community is helping

    Japan earthquake: 5 ways the international community is helping

    Japan has received offers of assistance from 14 international organizations and 102 countries (including a number of unexpected aid donors such as embattled Afghanistan and poverty-stricken Cambodia), according to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Japan has accepted help, mostly in the form of search and rescue teams, from 15 countries. Here is an overview of some of the help pouring into Japan as it struggles to dig out from Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.

  • In Pictures Japan survivors

    A woman looks for her father-in-law's 'ihai' spirit tablet, a placard to designate his seat in a house, in Ofunato, Japan, on March 14, three days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast.