Timeline of events in Japan
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Then and now
This combo image shows Yuko Sugimoto wrapped with a blanket standing in front of debris looking for her son in the tsunami-hit town of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture on March 13, 2011. Below, the same housewife stood with her 5-year-old son Raito at the same place on Jan. 27, 2012.