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In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, a first wave from the tsunami heads to the coast in Miyagi Prefecture on the north east coast of Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake. A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13 foot (4 meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast. (AP PHOTO/NHK TV)