One Year Later: The Aftermath of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
March 9, 2012 | 8:43 a.m.
A year after an earthquake and tsunami hit northern Japan, progress has been made in recovery, but not much, according to the Los Angeles Times and other media reports. Much of the rubble has been cleaned up, but many thousands of people still live in temporary homes, towns and villages remain leveled, and all but two of the country's 54 commercial nuclear reactors are idle, the New York Times reports.
(PICTURES: Earthquake in Japan -- 2011)
Below are photos of some of the areas in northern Japan that were affected by the twin disasters. The second image is animation released by NOAA after the earthquake.