A month after the earthquake and tsunami devastation, flowers are offered Monday Okawa Elementary school in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture on Monday. Japan fell silent at 2:46 pm to mark exactly one month since the disaster. (Getty Images)
by Claire O'Neill
Apr 11, 2011 — One month later: A look at memorials dedicated to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami
Japan is still reeling from the 9.0- magnitude earthquake and tsunami — and series of aftershocks — that have left the country in disrepair. According to the AP, thousands are missing or dead, entire cities lie in ruin and the fear of radiation still looms. But exactly one month after that first quake, people in Japan and abroad are taking time Monday to pray, to remember the dead, or to express hope for a brighter future. Here are just a few scenes:
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