It’s already been 11 months since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis (which still hasn’t ended) in the Tohoku region. The following pictures show the advances achieved in the reconstruction efforts.
This first picture was at the moment one of the most dramatic and it quickly spread all around the world. Photographer Yukio Sugimoto came back to the same place and this time he could take a photo of the same woman smiling with her five year old son.
You can appreciate that it is exactly the same place. Notice the traffic lights and the trees in the background.