New Japan photos

Sixty-six-year-old Yoshikatsu Hiratsuka cries in front of his collapsed house with his son still missing, possibly buried in the rubble, at Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture on March 17. The official number of dead and missing after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened Japan's northeast coast is approaching 15,000, police said. (Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP/Getty Images)

This photo is one of the most heartbreaking thing I have ever seen. Actually, all of the photos from this most recent edition of Big Picture are heartbreaking. I highly recommend checking them out here.

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I have posted a link to these guys before, but it is just so good. Or not so good depending on the subject matter. The most recent batches are, not surprisingly, of the Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The photos are so heartbreaking. I literally could not help but tear up at the damage and destruction and the massive loss of life. The photos really help to show how apocalyptic it must be in northeastern Japan right now. I have donated to the Red Cross, but there are many more ways here.

It’s disasters like this that really make me sit down and realize that the stuff that I complain and worry about are nothing in comparison. I still have all my family, friends, my home and a job. Not to mention I have no risk of radiation poisoning. My heart goes out to everyone in Japan as well as those who are affected by it.

Sources: Big Picture and Big Picture