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Photo Journal: Hopeful days ahead

Students get high-fives as they walk through a "flower tunnel" during a ceremony marking the reopening of a municipal kindergarten, elementary school and junior high school in the village of Katsurao, Fukushima Prefecture, on April 6, 2018. This was the first time in seven years that a school building in the village had welcomed students, since the March 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster forced the evacuation of the villagers. Katsurao is one of five area municipalities where the national government has partially lifted evacuation orders and schools have reopened. However, there were just 22 children at the April 6 ceremony, or about 15 percent of the pre-disaster total. (Mainichi)

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