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Photo by: Hiro Komae

Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Toshio Nishizawa, right, looks up as Japan's Nuclear Crisis Minister Goshi Hosono, left, speaks during a press conference at the headquarters of TEPCO, the operator of the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, shortly after Japan's prime minister announced that the nuclear plant has achieved a stable state of "cold shutdown," a crucial step toward the eventual lifting of evacuation orders and closing of the plant. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

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