Damaged ships are seen after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
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Rebuilding lives in Japan 'may take decades'

When Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami it was hard to imagine how people there would begin to rebuild their lives.

In the days after the disaster, BBC News reported from some of the hardest hit areas, where many people had died and hundreds of thousands of people had been forced to flee their homes.

Nearly five months on, residents are still trying to recover.

Jenny Hill reports.

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