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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Japan earthquake and tsunami: DAY IN PHOTOS

By Elizabeth Flock

A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and several powerful aftershocks struck the eastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, triggering tsunamis that devastated the coastline north of Tokyo and launched waves that threatened coastlines as far east as California.

Here are the PHOTOS OF THE DAY:

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Waves of tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, Friday, March 11. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
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Hotel employees react in horror at the hotel's entrance in Tokyo after a strong earthquake hit Japan Friday. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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Light planes and vehicles sit among the debris after they were swept by a tsumani that struck Sendai airport in northern Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Global bathymetry map image showing features of the ocean floor depth. The Japanese islands rise out of the ocean abruptly, while other coastal Asian areas have much more gradual slopes. (HO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Travelers are stranded at the Haneda international airport in Tokyo after a massive earthquake. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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Traders of crude oil and natural gas react during early trading at the New York Mercantile Exchange on Friday. The economic fallout from a massive earthquake that struck off the east coast of Japan drove oil below $100 for the first time this month. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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Honolulu residents watch the surf as a tsunami approached the Hawaiian islands. (Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sendai Airport is surrounded by waters in Miyagi prefecture, Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
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A child reacts to an aftershock at a temporary shelter in Tokyo for people affected by a strong earthquake which hit Japan Friday. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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This aerial shot shows houses in flame after being hit by a tsunami at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11. (AFP PHOTO/YOMIURI SHIMBUN)


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Students hold candles as they pray for Japan's earthquake victims inside their school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

By Elizabeth Flock  | March 11, 2011; 12:27 PM ET
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