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April 28, 2011

The Gurney

Sergey Ponomarev / AP

Evoking victims and invisibility, this photo, taken outside an abandoned hospital inside the 12 mile evacuation zone, seems to also speak to international media’s ongoing neglect of the historic Fukushima story.

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(caption: A gurney sits in front of the entrance to a hospital in the deserted town of Futaba, inside the 12-mile evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan on April 21.)

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