Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: A Changing World

By Bloomberg Photos - 2012-12-20T15:46:28Z

Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

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Japan Commemorates First Anniversary Of Earthquake And Tsunami

People observe a moment of silence in front of a vessel swept inland by the tsunami which followed the Great East Japan Earthquake to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the disaster at 2:46 p.m. in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on March 11, 2012. The magnitude-9 earthquake last year triggered a tsunami that in just 60 minutes laid waste to entire towns, engulfed four-story hospitals, left hundreds of thousands of homeless and crippled a nuclear plant.