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Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disasters

TOKYO - Japan is marking Tuesday the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing, turned coastal communities into wasteland and triggered a nuclear crisis.

 

In Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito will speak at a memorial service to mourn for the victims, marking the moment the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck. (AP)