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Japan Satellite Photos: Before & After 3-11 Earthquake

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The aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami has been captured by dramatic photos on the ground this weekend. Newly-released before-and-after comparisons via satellite photos paint a picture of how extensive the damage has been.

The hardest hit regions, like Ishinomaki and Fukushima in northern Japan, are reeling from devastation, and the death toll has exceeded 10,000 since the earthquake and many aftershocks.

See a collection of satellite pictures from these parts of Japan in the interactive gallery below. Slide your mouse cursor back and forth over each image to compare before and after the quake.

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Interactive graphic by Mike Sparks.

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