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Children light up the night at a service in Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture on Wednesday evening held to observe the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Bamboo lanterns with "kizuna" or bonds of friendship written on them were lit up and arranged to spell 311, as participants turned their thoughts to their neighbors on the coast.

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THEY are the future, and here's to hoping that those smiles never turn to tears.

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We are the same children on our planet, the earth.

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Thank you Nathan Hill and JT for this lovely photo!

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Cute kids. And great photos.

We are the same children on our planet, the earth.

We should remember this more often.

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A lovely picture.

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Just adding my best wishes to the others here.

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@ Yubaru - What a wonderful thing to say! That's exactly how I feel.

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