Survivors pray over victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at a temporary mass grave in Higashi Matsushima, northern Japan. Twenty-four bodies were buried temporarily on March 22 to be followed by others on later days because the city lacks the facilities to cremate the bodies. The site will eventually accommodate around 1,000 bodies in total.
The food distribution center
The food distribution center at Onahama St. Timothy Church in Iwaki-city, Fukushima Prefecture, serves about 400 elderly people in 10 nursing homes in the region.
A tsunami-affected area near the Onahama St. Timothy Church in Iwaki-city, Fukushima Prefecture.
The Asian Rural Institute
The Asian Rural Institute in Nasushiobara, Japan, sustained damage to its dining hall, kitchen, chapel, meeting room and computer room.
A ferry stranded
A ferry stranded on a building is seen in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, March 13, two days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast.