Survivors look for memories in salvaged photos (AP) – 953th Edition

Family photos retrieved from the tsunami-hit area are on display at an elementary school gymnasium, where they are gradually being cleaned and put on display by volunteers, in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Soldiers and residents have been bringing photos and albums found in the wreckage of local homes, in the hope that their owners will find them. With an estimated 25,000 killed in the devastating tsunami and many more displaced at shelters, only a small fraction of the photos have been reclaimed by survivors so far. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)AP – The pictures are a random, soiled sampling of years and decades past: a young girl laughing at a festival; a somber couple in black and white; an awkward group posing at Universal Studios.

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