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Sendai residents have begun stringing together yellow handkerchiefs in a coastal area hit by the March 2011 tsunami in a symbolic expression of their hope to rebuild their hometown.

Each of the handkerchiefs, placed at sites where tsunami debris has been cleared, bears printed messages or drawings transferred from those sent originally to the city’s Arahama district from well-wishers across the country and overseas.

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