Japan's 7.1 earthquake
Hotel guests check their mobile phones for earthquake news after they evacuated the building following a 7.1 earthquake, in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, on April 8. Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.
Japan's pet survivors
Two women and a pet dog pass by a ship that was washed into their neighborhood by the March 11 tsunami as they search for their destroyed home in Kesennuma, Japan, on March 17.
On March 22, pet shop owner Ryo Taira (l.) and his colleague Takeshi Hana prepare to release into the sea a baby porpoise that was found stranded in a paddy field after being washed away by the March 11 tsunami in Sendai, Japan. The little dolphin now is back in the ocean.
A woman looks for her father-in-law's 'ihai' spirit tablet, a placard to designate his seat in a house, in Ofunato, Japan, on March 14, three days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast.