Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan - 17 June 2011 - Debris from the tsunami - including this mountain of bicycles - is collected and sorted for recycling or incineration.
There is an estimated 6 million tons of debris - only 10% has been collected after 2 months of work. Cleanup and reconstruction continues after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed coastal areas. 5,500 people from this city are confirmed dead or still missing.
Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor