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President Obama signs the condolence book as Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador to the U.S., looks on during his visit to the Japanese Embassy in Washington on Thursday. Mr. Obama placed a telephone call to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Wednesday to discuss Japan's efforts to recover from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Dai-chi plant. (Associated Press)

President Obama signs the condolence book as Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador to the U.S., looks on during his visit to the Japanese Embassy in Washington on Thursday. Mr. Obama placed a telephone call to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Wednesday to discuss Japan's efforts to recover from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Dai-chi plant. (Associated Press)

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