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Recovering From Disaster

Media always document the before and after of natural disasters, cities wasted by the fierce nature of the weather, but what about the recovery that follows? These photos capture the amazing (and sometimes long) process of rebuilding and restoring life around the world.

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(Beawiharta/Reuters)

(Dimas Ardian and Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

(Mark Wolfe/FEMA)

(Mark Wolfe/FEMA)

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Smiley N. Pool/AP Photo/Houston Chronicle)

(Mayra Beltran/AP Photo/Houston Chronicle)

(Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

(Brett Coomer/AP Photo/Houston Chronicle)

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(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

(Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

(Philippe Lopez and Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

(Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

(Kim Jae-Hwan and Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

(Miyako City Office Handout and Toru Hanai/Reuters)

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