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A vending machine, brought inland by the March 11, 2011 tsunami, remains in an abandoned rice field inside the exclusion zone at the coastal area near Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture.

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Sometimes you do actually come across vending machines in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the most unlikely places.

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This photo is one of a series seen here:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/broken-lives-of-fukushima-1380801598-slideshow/

Very depressing, yet heartening too.

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Replace that vending machine with a copy machine and I'm reminded of Office Space.

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Thanks for the link Maria. Some great photos, but that poor dead cat!

Don't know if he couldn't get closer, or couldn't be bothered getting closer, but that's a missed opportunity imo

Here's a closer shot:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/broken-lives-of-fukushima-1380801598-slideshow/

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Very existential.

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No customers, but it just cannot be ignored in an abandoned rice field inside the exclusion zone at the coastal area near Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture.!

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Great pic!

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After humans are wiped off the face of the Earth due to radiation poisoning, and aliens come and visit, they'll find this coke machine in the middle of nowhere and assume it's some kind of tribute to a god.

And they'll be right.

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gaijinfo, they would most likely to believe its a kind of chemical waste.. have you looked at ingredients of those things...

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Not sure if Coke is going to be happy about this pic or not.

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Great pic!

I'd say great subject matter, but not a great pic, to be honest. The composition is amateurish. Don't know if he couldn't get closer, or couldn't be bothered getting closer, but that's a missed opportunity imo.

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