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Japan's Twin Earthquakes: the Aftermath

Two major earthquakes hit southern Japan in less than two days, killing dozens and injuring many more. Residents and rescue workers must now deal with the aftermath of the disaster.

Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) make preparations to dispatch humanitarian aid goods to the earthquake victims in Minami Aso on Sunday, April 17, following the earthquake.

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Evacuees queue for food at an evacuation center set up at Hiroyasu Elementary School in Mashiki on Saturday.

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Evacuees receive rice rations from Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel at the Mashiki village office.

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A woman sleeps at Kumamoto city hall.

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A message reading 'Give Us Drinking Water' is seen written on the playground of Konan Junior High School in this aerial photograph taken over Kumamoto.

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Rescue workers and a search dog walk through a landslide site in Minamiaso.

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The Kurokawa Dai-ichi Power Plant, front left, is seen in this aerial photograph taken over Minami-Aso.

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Troops from Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force search for survivors at a landslide site in Minami-Aso.

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Collapsed houses are seen in Mashiki.

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A cyclist rides past debris scattered across a street.

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Cracks caused by the quake criss-cross a pavement. Landslides have swallowed up roads and railway lines.

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A member of a rescue team negotiates damaged roads in Mashiki.

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Yuichiro Yoshikado, a Mashiki resident, helps clean up his relative’s house.

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Rescue workers assist an elderly woman at an evacuation center in Mashiki.

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Evacuated residents gather at a park in Higashi-ku.

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