U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms Third Class Danielle Hinchliff, left, and Master-at-Arms Third Class Anna Schnatzmeyer, center, participate in a U.S. Navy Riverine Crewman Course under instructor Boatswain's Mate Second Class Christopher Johnson, right, on a Riverine Assault Boat at Camp Lejeune, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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Debris sit atop what's left of a three-story building surrounded by rubble in the obliterated city of Minami-Sanriku, Japan. Reconstruction officials are calling for settlements to be built on high ground.
Evacuees of all ages use the stairs at Rikuzen-Takata No. 1 Junior High to bide time and to keep their knees strong in case they have to escape from earthquake aftershocks or another tsunami. (Christopher Johnson/Special to The Washington Times)