Captured: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, One Week Later as presented by: Denver Post

Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency, and the government acknowledged it was slow to respond to the disasters that the prime minister called a “great test for the Japanese people.” Last week’s 9.0 quake and tsunami has left more than 6,900 dead – exceeding the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan, that killed more than 6,400. Most officials, however, put estimates of the dead from last week’s disasters at more than 10,000. Yoshikatsu Hiratsuka weeps next to where his mother's body remains buried under rubble in Onagawacho, Miyagi Prefecture, on Thursday morning, March 17, 2011. Military personnel load a body onto a truck on March 18, 2011 in Ishinomaki, Japan. Residents have started returning to their homes to began the massive cleanup operation caused by a 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake that struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan. The quake triggered a tsunami wave of up to 10 meters which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. Japan has raised the nuclear alert level as the world watches the crisis unfold at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, damaged during the earthquake. Tsunami survivors cook and eat in front of their damaged house Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture (state) after the area was badly damaged by Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami.

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