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    Posted February 17, 2012 by
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    Japan one year later: What’s changed?

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Tokyo photographer Osakave accompanied evacuated locals on a trip back to the Fukushima exclusion zone on Jan. 7 and 8, 2012. He shot eerie photos of abandoned animals wandering the streets and stretches of ruined buildings. 'It still seems like March 11 down there,' he said over the phone. The last image shows a lone ostrich standing in the street. Local news reports verify that some of the birds escaped from a farm that held ostriches in Okuma. Also interesting to note is that the Japanese government introduced ostriches into the country to combat swine flu in 2009.
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    The Fukushima exclusion zone ten months after the accident at the nuclear power plant. Communities, and the land are in ruins following the East Japan Earthquake of March 11, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Japan. (Osakabe Yasuo)

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