Japan: Town clings to hope but awaits the worst

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March 22, 2011
The New York Times    
Posted in PND News

"On the afternoon of Friday, March 11, the Takata High School swim team walked a half-mile to practice at the city’s nearly new natatorium, overlooking the broad sand beach of Hirota Bay. That was the last anyone saw of them. But that is not unusual: In this town of 23,000, more than one in 10 people is either dead or has not been seen since that afternoon, when a tsunami flattened three-quarters of the city." (03/22/11)

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