In this combination photo, a ship washed away by the tsunami sits in a destroyed residential neighborhood in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 28, 2011, top. The same ship sits on the same spot on Thursday, Feb 23, 2012, center, and the ship, that was dismantled in 2013, is no longer there on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Five years after the disaster, construction work is clearly underway but far from done. Rebuilt roads stretch to the horizon between still largely vacant expanses. It is a massive undertaking to raise the ground level of entire neighborhoods, to better protect them from inundation, before rebuilding from scratch.© Japan Today
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