Japan marks 1 year since quake, tsunami

Across Japan on Sunday people stood and prayed in silence remembering the earthquake and tsunami that killed 19,000 people and unleashed one of the world's worst nuclear crisis in recent memory.

A girl lights candles in front of a temporary shopping complex in the earthquake and tsunami-devastated city of Kesennuma, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11 2012, to mark the first anniversary of the massive disaster that devastated Japan one year ago. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

A girl lights candles in front of a temporary shopping complex in the earthquake and tsunami-devastated city of Kesennuma, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11 2012, to mark the first anniversary of the massive disaster that devastated Japan one year ago. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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