The pictures below are sourced from various online publications including National Post, NASA, DigitalGlobe. This is an attempt to showcase the spirit of the Japanese while facing the biggest earthquake in Japan in 140 years and the aftermath following the disaster. There are pictures of survival and disaster. Parental guidance is advised to watch these images.

A Self Defence soldier smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby who survived the recent tsunami with her family at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011

Police lead rescue teams in the search for survivors amongst the damaged buildings and tsunami debris in Rikuzentakada, Iwate prefecture, Japan, on Monday, March

A boy walks through the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011.

The foot prints of rescue workers are seen in the mud as they search for victims in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011.

Otsuchi town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011

Japanese rescue team members transport a body in the town of Watari in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011, three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan

A man comforts a woman as she cries in front of her damaged home in the town of Watari in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan

The damaged containment structures at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

A woman looks at messages posted on the wall at an evacuation center set at a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan, March 14, 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area

A technician in protective gear looks out of an automatic door with signs reading "No entry except for those with permission" at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels in Nihonmatsu, northern Japan March 14, 2011

A fuel tanker sits submerged in water next to tsunami damaged buildings in Rikuzentakada, Iwate prefecture, Japan, on Monday, March 14, 2011

A man walks as he looks for the remains of his house, destroyed by the tsunami, at Watari town in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011

Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011.

An emergency worker throws disinfectant powder in an area affected by an earthquake and tsunami in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, March 14, 2011

A man walks past a Japanese Air Self Defence Force plane pushed into a hangar by the tsunami at a base in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan.

Oil leaks from ships swept by a tsunami in Fudai Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake struck the area March 14, 2011.

Residents buy food at a temporarily opened supermarket in Sendai, northeastern Japan, March 14, 2011. The supermarket set a limit on buying items at five per person.

Containers are strewn about in the port of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan.

Vehicles sit on three-storey buildings on March 14, 2011, illustrating the devastating effects of the March 11 tsunami that hit the town of Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture.

Schalke 04's Atsuto Uchida poses with a jersey after their German Bundesliga soccer match win against Eintracht Frankfurt in Gelsenkirchen March 12, 2011. The words read, "Dear friends in Japan, in the hope that many lives are saved, let us stand together!"

White smokes rises into the air in the badly damaged town of Yamada in Iwate prefecture on March 12, 2011 a day after a massive 8.9 magnitude quake and tsunami hit the region. An explosion at a Japanese nuclear plant triggered fears of a meltdown on March 12, after the massive earthquake and tsunami left more than 1,000 dead and at least 10,000 unaccounted for.

Local residents walk past debris, including an overturned fishing boat, in the town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture on March 12, 2011.

Burned-out cars are pictured at Hitachi Harbour in Ibaraki Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people.

These images released by NASA, show the northeast coast of Japan before (top) and after (bottom) the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. The "flood" tag on the maps is a reference point showing the extent of flooding caused by the tsunami wave.

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13.

Officials in protective gear stand next to people from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed on Saturday there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

This satellite image, obtained March 12, 2011, shows post earthquake and tsunami damage at the Kengaya Bridge (lower left) in Japan March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people. Japan scaled back its tsunami warning for much of the country on Saturday.

Rescue workers look for missing people in houses destroyed by a tsunami in Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011.

A woman looks out over the landscape from the roof of an elementary school after a tsunami and earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011.

Japan Self-Defence Force troops walk atop a wall to get around a car tossed by a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011.

People wait to be rescued atop a building with the letters "SOS" after an earthquake in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011.

People wait to be rescued atop a building with the letters "SOS" after an earthquake in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011.

An electric organ is overturned after an earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. Strong aftershocks continued to shake Japan's main island as the desperate search pressed on for survivors from Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. State broadcaster NHK said more than 10,000 people may have been killed as the wall of water hit, reducing whole towns to rubble.

Damaged ships are seen after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture March 12, 2011.

A ship is swept by waves after a tsunami and earthquake in Kamaishi City in Iwate Prefecture March 12, 2011.

Debris cover a large area in Natori, near Sendai in Miyage prefecture on March 13, 2011 after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

A patient is evacuated from a destroyed hospital after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami hit Otsuchi Town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. Strong aftershocks continued to shake Japan's main island as the desperate search pressed on for survivors from Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami.

A woman looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture.

Cars washed inland by the tsunami sit in debris-covered water outside Sendai in Miyage prefecture on March 13, 2011.

A woman takes care of her children at a shelter for earthquake affected people in Sendai on March 13, 2011.

Rescue workers check the remains of a tsunami devestated house for people in Natori in Miyage prefecture on March 13, 2011

Japan is scrambling to avert a meltdown at a stricken nuclear plant on Monday after a hydrogen explosion at one reactor and exposure of fuel rods at another, just days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed at least 10,000 people.

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