• 1.

    A small boat gets stuck in a tsunami whirlpool.

  • 2.

    A person on the third floor of a Japanese airport photographs damage and debris.

  • 3.

    An explosion at an oil refinery after the earthquake.

  • 4.

    Cars and other debris swept away by tsunami tidal waves are seen in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.

  • 5.

    Residents look at a massive crack in the ground.

  • 6.

    Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan reacts after he feels the earthquake during a committee meeting in parliament in Tokyo.

  • 7.

    Houses are swept by a tsunami in Natori City.

  • 8.

    A tsunami carries buildings across waters in Kamaishi city port.

  • 9.

    Houses swallowed by the tsunami burn in Sendai, Miyagi.

  • 10.

    People watch the aftermath of the tsunami tides from a bridge.

  • 11.

    Waves of tsunami topple trees.

  • 12.

    Light planes and vehicles mashed together.

  • 13.

    Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by tsunami tidal waves in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.

  • 14.

    Ships and boats are washed ashore in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefectur, Japan.

  • 15.

    A closeup of the last picture.

  • 16.

    Houses are swept out to burn at sea.

  • 17.

    The tsunami goes over an inter-coastal canal.

  • 18.

    Sludge from the tsunami creeps inland.

  • 19.

    Two men look at smoke rising over the Tokyo skyline after the earthquake struck.

  • 20.

    Cars collide with storage crates.

  • 21.

    Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito City.

  • 22.

    Collapsed tombstones on a hill in Kure, Japan.

  • 23.

    Oarai town submerged in water and debris.

  • 24.

    A man wades through a flooded street.

  • 25.

    Fire smokes billow from residences.

  • 26.

    Parts of a beer factory’s facilities are collapsed as the employees gather on the rooftops.

  • 27.

    Residents walk through rubble.

  • 28.

    A wave from the tsunami heads to the coast in Miyagi Prefecture on the north east coast of Japan.

  • 29.

    Smokes rise from houses in Soma, Fukushima, northern Japan.

  • 30.

    A tsunami surge carrying debris sweeps between houses to reach poly tunnels on farmland near Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture Japan.

  • 31.

    A tsunami surge throws boats against a building in Hachinoche, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

  • 32.

    A tsunami surge sweeps boats, cars and other debris over a highway in the Sendai City area.

  • 33.

    Water surrounds the airport building at Sendai Airport.

  • 34.

    Houses, cars and debris are swept towards a highway.

  • 35.

    A wave from the tsunami heads to the coast in Miyagi Prefecture.

  • 36.

    A wave from the tsunami sweeps boats inland.

  • 37.

    Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city.

  • 38.

    Cars are washed away in a coastal area of Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture Japan.

  • 39.

    Sendai Airport.

  • 40.

    A boat is caught in a tsunami whirlpool.

  • 41.

    People at a book store react as the store’s ceiling falls.

  • 42.

    A collapsed pedestrian road.

  • 43.

    This sidewalk used to be level.

  • 44.

    A whirlpool swirls offshore.

  • 45.

    Sendai Airport.

  • 46.

    Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by tsunami tidal waves in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan

  • 47.

    Vehicles ready for shipping are carried away by a tsunami tidal wave.

  • 48.

    Tsunami tidal waves are seen moving upstream the Naka river.

  • 49.

    The oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City.

  • 50.

    A car gets swept away by the tsunami tides.