Japan took silent for a minute to remember quake and tsunami victims

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Japan took silent for a minute on Sunday to remember the 19,000 people died when massive tsunami ruined into country’s northeast coast last year.

A girl offers prayers for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Credit: Kim Kyung-Hoon , REUTERS

It marks as the first anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people and set off a nuclear crisis.

At the national theatre in Tokyo, Akihito and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda were united by around 1,200 people around the nation smaller-scale ceremonies. Tsunami sirens moaned to mark the moment of disastrous hit.

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