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Last Updated: Sunday, 25 March 2007, 19:39 GMT 20:39 UK
In pictures: Japan earthquake

Collapsed houses in Wajima

Dozens of houses in Wajima were badly damaged by the 7.1-magnitude quake.

A fallen roof in Wajima (Pic: Clive Cotterell)

Many buildings collapsed completely, like this one, photographed by BBC News website user Clive Cotterell.

Damaged road in Ishikawa prefecture

Roads were badly twisted and warped by the moving earth.

A man inspects the damage at a stone carving centre

The quake shook Ishikawa prefecture mid-way through Sunday morning, startling people awake and wrecking homes and businesses.

Two men look at a wrecked road

Those who emerged unscathed from the quake ventured out to look at the after-effects.

Old lady sitting in evacuation centre

Many have been forced to seek sanctuary at evacuation centres in the area.

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