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18 March 2011 @ 12:29 am
Its too much really! I am depressed! but I won't give up!  
Japan: Hopes fade for finding more survivors...




As officials desperately tried to prevent disaster at a damaged nuclear facility, hopes faded for finding survivors amid the rubble as snow and cold blanketed the areas most affected by the earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan. Residents were allowed back into damaged areas for the first time since the disaster to inspect what might be left of their homes. And flights out of Japan were full as foreign nationals and others left the country. The Big Picture continues special daily coverage of the disaster through tomorrow, with later updates anticipated as events merit. -- Lane Turner

Source: boston.com

More Pictures Under Cut! It breaks my heart to see these pictures! Japan! I love you and I hope,wish,pray that you will stand up again and be the most amazing country in the world that you are! ANYONE WHO IS READING THIS! PLEASE TRY TO HELP IF YOU CAN! EVEN IF ITS A LITTLE SMALL THING! JUST DO IT! IT MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE! JAPAN NEEDS OUR HELP! SO LETS ALL PUT OUR DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND HELP THEM ALL!!!

 
(27 photos total)

Sixty-six-year-old Yoshikatsu Hiratsuka cries in front of his collapsed house with his mother still missing, possibly buried in the rubble, at Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture on March 17. The official number of dead and missing after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened Japan's northeast coast is approaching 15,000, police said. (Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP/Getty Images)
 

A sign showing the tsunami evacuation route sits partly covered by debris in the city of Kesennuma, in Miyagi prefecture on March 17. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images) 
 

A muddied family photograph sits in an apartment block on March 17 in Kensennuma. Residents were allowed back to their homes today and began the massive cleanup operation. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
 

Personal photos sit in the rubble of a house March 17 in Minamisanriku. (Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) 
 

A child's photograph sits on the underside of a mattress March 17 in Kensennuma. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images) 


A personal photo sits in the rubble of a house March 17 in Minamisanriku. (Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
 

Mitsuyo Murakami sifts through the rubble outside her apartment on March 17 in Kensennuma. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
 

A woman takes care of a dog at an evacuation center for pets and their owners near an area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma March 17. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
 

Elderly women wait for rice to be given out at an evacuation center on March 17 in Kensennuma. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
 

A couple eats rice and vegetable handouts at an evacuation center on March 17 in Kensennuma. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
 

An elderly Japanese tsunami survivor lies in a bed as a woman sorts medicine tablets at a shelter for earthquake victims in Kesennuma on March 17. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
 

Survivors check a message board at a shelter for earthquake victims in Kesennuma on March 17. Half a million evacuees struggled to stay warm as rescuers said their efforts to help the devastated population were at risk, almost a week after the 9.0 magnitude quake and massive tsunami hit. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
 

A picture released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) shows elderly people at the high school evacuation center in Ostuchi on March 14. (HO/AFP/Getty Images)
 

People check secondhand clothes at a shelter for earthquake survivors at Minamisanriku city in Miyagi Prefecture on March 17. (Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP/Getty Images)
 

People line up for noodles and soup at an evacuation center on March 17 in Kensennuma. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
 

People fill containers at a water distribution point in Ofunato on March 16. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
 

A stuffed toy is seen amidst rubble in Kesennuma March 17. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
 

An emergency worker cycles past debris in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture March 17. (Aly Song/Reuters)
 

A family walk through the tsunami and earthquake damage under snowfall in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture on March 17. Thick snow covered the wreckage littering quake-hit Japan, all but extinguishing hopes of finding anyone alive in the debris. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
 

Rescue workers salute next to a body they retrieved from the rubble in Rikuzentakat March 17. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)
 

A Japanese Self Defense Force soldier prays before removing the body of a tsunami victim found in the debris in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture on March 17. (Takashi Noguchi/AFP)
 

A Japanese Self Defense Force soldier wades through water as he checks for bodies in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture on March 17. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)
 

A dog receives a radiation exposure scanning in Koriyama March 17. (Koichi Nakamura/Yomiuri Shimbun/AP)
 

Vehicle headlamps illuminated a disaster area in Yamada town in Iwate prefecture on March 16. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
 

A couple cross a large intersection in front of blacked out light displays in Tokyo's Ginza district March 17. In the famous shopping mecca - and elsewhere in the nation's capital - public apprehension over a brewing nuclear disaster is draining the streets and stores of the crowds that normally define this dynamic, densely packed city. (Gregory Bull/AP)
 

Passengers sleep on the floor as they wait for their flight at Narita airport, east of Tokyo March 17. Public trust in the Japanese government faces its biggest test since World War Two over the handling of the nation's nuclear crisis. (Issei Kato/Reuters)
 

A couple hugs each other before one of the pair will board a flight at Narita international Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 17. (Issei Kato/Reuters)
 
 
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愛は赤西と亀梨です: Eternaljin_only_one on March 17th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
Please God, don`t let that nuclear central explode, I don`t want to see more damage. I want everything to be ok. I just hope this is a nightmare and when I wake up, everything will be normal. What we can do is just to hope and never give up. I know Japan is a strong country, and everything will be solved with time.
I cry everytime I see photos or videos. It hurts so much and I really, really can`t take it anymore. I want to wake up from this nightmare.*sigh*
We have to be strong, right Soul-chan? All we can do is just pray for their sake....
Eadwineeadwine63 on March 17th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
I hope the nuclear plant doesn't cause any more damage, but I keep my hopes up. It seems like they will find the solution. in any case, that's my opinion, and I like to believe that my positive thoughts will somehow come true...
Let's pray together, however far apart from eachother we are...
tppwendy on March 18th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
I am doing anything I can to help Japan and to call people around me to donate T^T
this is so sad
ikerasu_0305ikerasu_0305 on March 18th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
:( watching those broke my heart. almost cried at pic #20 :( waaaaah! Don't give up, Japan!
Tachanevoiiice9a on March 18th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
They are absolutely heartbreaking. Not a good time to look at them while you are at work because tearing up in front of your peers. Between this, being worried for my own family in the Queensland floods and worrying with other people and hoping they didn't lose family in Christchurch, I am emotionally taxed.
neko_mau: yp_checkerneko_mau on March 18th, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
these made me cry more.. thinking at what they've become in less than a week :( but like you, i believe Japan can stand up again... be the same strong and powerful country.. a lot of people are helping out and I'm sure they can survive this..
seeing those debris and how the town looks so scary w/ the snow and all is so heartbreaking.. I just hope they come back up as soon as possible.. and that nuclear threat I hope it won't explode.. T_T #prayforJapan
Aquaneesha Lovejeng070484 on March 18th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing
shinchaekyung: Kame hugshinchaekyung on March 18th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for this touching post.Aww..these make me cry.Oh!Japan!Stay strong. Hope Japan will heal soon.We know that Japan will stand up again. Let's keep praying for Japan.Sorry not so good in express my feeling towards Japan. But whatever is it,I never stop praying for Japan #prayforjapan
Kazuyakazuyachan on March 18th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks I pray for them
and yes any thing we contribute helps
may the victims RIP
and the survivors
I pray for them...
Glad to see they have food and shelters
stillthe future will be hard for them
I hope we all can continue to contibute
hugs