Safes, cash wash up on Japan shores after tsunami (AP) – 891th Edition

In this photo taken on April 7, 2011, a broken cashbox sits in the debris in tsunami-hit city of Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, Japan. Safes were washing up along the tsunami-battered coast, and police were trying to find their owners, a unique problem in the country where many people, especially the elderly, still stash their cash at home. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)AP – There are no cars inside the parking garage at Ofunato police headquarters. Instead, hundreds of dented metal safes, swept out of homes and businesses by last month’s tsunami, crowd the long rectangular building.

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