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  • ISHINOMAKI, JAPAN - MARCH 11: (Front Row Left) Takahiro Shito, 47, father of Chisato Shito, 11, who was killed in last year's tsunami, and his fellow volunteer fire fighters, bow for a minutes silence at 2.46pm, the time the last year's eartquake struck, as they pay respects to victims of the last year's tsunami at the Okowa Elementary School, where 74 children were killed and 4 are still missing, on March 11, 2012 near Ishinomaki, Japan. Teachers at the school weren't trained for tsunami evacuation and didn't to lead the children up the snow covered mountain behind the school after the tsunami warning was sounded. Out of 108 students at the school, 74 died and four remain missing; 10 of the school's 13 teachers were also killed. On the one year anniversary, the areas most affected by last year's March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing according to Japan's National Police Agency, continue to struggle. Thousands of people still remain without homes living in temporary dwellings. The Japanese government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubble as it works to rebuild economies and livelihoods. Across the country people are taking part in ceremonies to pay respects to the people who lost their lives.

    ISHINOMAKI, JAPAN - MARCH 11: (Front Row Left) Takahiro Shito, 47, father of Chisato Shito, 11, who was killed in last year's tsunami, and his fellow volunteer fire fighters, bow for a minutes silence at 2.46pm, the time the last year's eartquake struck, as they pay respects to victims of the last year's tsunami at the Okowa Elementary School, where 74 children were killed and 4 are still missing, on March 11, 2012 near Ishinomaki, Japan. Teachers at the school weren't trained for tsunami evacuation and didn't to lead the children up the snow covered mountain behind the school after the tsunami warning was sounded. Out of 108 students at the school, 74 died and four remain missing; 10 of the school's 13 teachers were also killed. On the one year anniversary, the areas most affected by last year's March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing according to Japan's National Police Agency, continue to struggle. Thousands of people still remain without homes living in temporary dwellings. The Japanese government faces an uphill battle with the need to dispose of rubble as it works to rebuild economies and livelihoods. Across the country people are taking part in ceremonies to pay respects to the people who lost their lives.