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In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 photo, new fishing boats with bamboo trees erected as a Shinto ritual, are anchored at a port awaiting departure for fishing in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture. The port was heavily damaged and many fishing boats were lost following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Japan next week will observe two years from the disasters which devastated in the northeastern Pacific coast of the country. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

Japan's barren tsunami coast still reeling

In dozens of towns along the country's northeastern Pacific coast, from

tiny Ryoishi in the north to Fukushima farther south, where some areas

remain off-limits due to radiation fears, the tsunami zone remains a wasteland. Scattered along the coast are huge piles of rubble and stacks of smashed scooters and cars.