Photos: Japan remembers quake, tsunami two years later
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. The two natural disasters have likely killed well more than 10,000 people and has left hundreds of thousands homeless. Adding to the tragedy, the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant suffered extreme damage and has put the country of Japan on high alert for a potential nuclear catastrophe.
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Japan remembers tsunami two years later
People observe a moment of silence facing the sea during a rally at the time when the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's coast in 2011 in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, on March 11.