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Families flee Tokyo during the nuclear crisis, Mar 2011 (27 images)

Created 16 Mar 2011.  
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Four days after the disasters of 11 March 2011 and the damage to the nuclear reactors in Fukushima, many Tokyo residents were worried about radiation reaching the city. Some decided to leave the city with their children. On 15th March 2011 the bullet train platforms at Tokyo station were crowded with families. Many of the children were wearing masks, common in the Japanese winter to guard again cold, but perhaps also due to worries over radiation.
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