Japan's images of remembrance

Relatives of earthquake and tsunami victims offer chrysanthemums during the national memorial service for the victims in Tokyo
Relatives of earthquake and tsunami victims offer chrysanthemums during the national memorial service for the victims in Tokyo Credit: Press Association
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks in front of an image of disaster-hit areas
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks in front of an image of disaster-hit areas Credit: Press Association
Moment of silence close to the 330 ton fishing vessel which was flung 800 meters inland from Kesennuma
Moment of silence close to the 330 ton fishing vessel which was flung 800 meters inland from Kesennuma Credit: Press Association
A woman cries during a ceremony for victims at Jyodoji temple in Rikuzentakata
A woman cries during a ceremony for victims at Jyodoji temple in Rikuzentakata Credit: Reuters
A woman kneels near a pile of debris while offering prayers in the devastated city of Rikuzentakata
A woman kneels near a pile of debris while offering prayers in the devastated city of Rikuzentakata Credit: Press Association

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Japan mourns tsunami victims

Japan is marking marks the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands and triggering a serious nuclear accident.