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March 11, 2011 brought a triple devastation to Japan: A magnitude 9 earthquake that caused a tsunami to wreak havoc along Japan's northeast coastline, which in turn caused a level 7 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, sending radioactive material across huge areas of land.

The scars run deep for the families of earthquake and tsunami victims, as well as the hundreds of thousands of residents who were forced to flee their homes in the devastated areas, with many yet to return.

Click ahead to see how Japan has remembered the 3/11 disaster, from displays of grief to prayers for closure.

—By Justin Chan | Special to CNBC
Posted 11 March 2016

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