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April 4, 2011

Fukushima Leak

This is about the saddest photo I’ve ever seen. Here’s the caption:

In an image provided by Tokyo Electric Power Company, contaminated water from the crippled No. 2 reactor is seen leaking through a crack and draining into the ocean at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in northern Japan on Saturday.

Topped off by the feeling of prison bars, I can’t believe what this does for the color pink.  (Along those lines, it also reminds me of this.)

>>See more takes on Japan earthquake photos here and at Tumblr.<<

(h/t: Marc S. photo: Tokyo Electric Power Company, via Reuters)

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