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Photo Journal: Grim search

Self-Defense Force (SDF) members collect mementos on Sept. 10, 2018, of landslide victims at the site of houses in the Yoshino district of the town of Atsuma, Hokkaido, following the major earthquake that registered a maximum 7 on the 7-point Japanese seismic intensity scale that struck the area on Sept. 6. SDF members retrieved clothes, daily items and a notebook with a victim's name written on it amid light rain and cleaned up each item using wet towels. Commenting on the search, a member said, "In particular, we want to carefully handle photographs and albums that are filled with memories and return them to victims' families." (Mainichi)

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