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Ticket pic of the week: A face in Japan

April 16, 2011 |  8:14 am

Saki Watanabe gets Tested for Radiation in Fukushima Japan

You don't hear it in the American news so much anymore. But the pain continues in Japan after its triple tragedy of quake, tsunami and nuclear plant failures.

We wrote a while back right here about a previous experience we had with the Japanese dignity, grace and stoicism in handling a natural disaster.

So, naturally, this simple photo of Saki Watanabe jumped right out and hit us in the heart.

She's a resident of the hard-hit Fukushima prefecture and is undergoing what has become a regular experience for her family and neighbors: scanning for exposure to radiation.

You can read your own interpretation into this one.

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Photo: Reuters

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