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Kyodo News via Associated Press The body of longtime North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state Tuesday in a memorial palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Stalinist Northeast Asian nation is in an 11-day period of official mourning.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS/KYODO NEWS A villager pats a stray dog that came into her house during a brief visit to her house located near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, in Kawauchi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, last Tuesday.

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This image made from Japan's NHK public television via Kyodo News shows the Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1, left, in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, Saturday, March 12, 2011. The walls of the building at nuclear power station crumbled Saturday as smoke poured out and Japanese officials said they feared the reactor could melt down following the failure of its cooling system in a powerful earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/NHK TV via Kyodo News)