Life can go on.
Before and after.
Image one (Tadashi Okubo / Yomiuri Shimbun via Reuters, file):
Yuko Sugimoto looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, after the magnitude 9 earthquake struck the area March 13, 2011.
Image two (Yuriko Nakao / Reuters)
Yuko Sugimoto and her son Raito stand at the same place she stood on March 13, 2011 after the area was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan, on Feb. 22, 2012.