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OLYMPICS-2020/RELAY
RTXATP5J
March 26, 2021
A radiation monitoring post measuring a radiation level of 0.089 microsievert per hour is seen along...
Fukushima, Japan
Second day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay in Fukushima prefecture, Japan
A radiation monitoring post measuring a radiation level of 0.089 microsievert per hour is seen along the route of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, on the second day of the relay in Fukushima, Japan March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato
OLYMPICS-2020/RELAY-TORCHBEARERS
RTXARLLS
March 24, 2021
A Geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.091 microsieverts per hour, is seen next to flags...
Iwaki, Japan
A Geiger counter is seen next to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games flags at a park in Iwaki
A Geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.091 microsieverts per hour, is seen next to flags promoting the torch relay of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at a park in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
USA-BIDEN/
RTXAQXL2
March 23, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden is accompanied by Dr. Arnab Chakravarti, chair of Department of Radiation Oncology,...
Columbus, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Biden visits the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio...
U.S. President Joe Biden is accompanied by Dr. Arnab Chakravarti, chair of Department of Radiation Oncology, and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) while viewing a brain scanning and imaging device as he visits the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
USA-BIDEN/
RTXAQX3Y
March 23, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden listens to Dr. Arnab Chakravarti, chair of Department of Radiation Oncology,...
Columbus, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Biden visits the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio...
U.S. President Joe Biden listens to Dr. Arnab Chakravarti, chair of Department of Radiation Oncology, as U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) stands by during a visit to the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-DECOMMISSIONING
RTXA9XNA
March 10, 2021
A Geiger counter shows a radiation level of 113 microsieverts per hour in front of the damaged No. 1...
OKUMA TOWN, Japan
A Geiger counter shows a radiation level of 113 microsieverts per hour at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima...
A Geiger counter shows a radiation level of 113 microsieverts per hour in front of the damaged No. 1 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan March 1, 2021. 2021. Picture taken March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Sakura Murakami
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-DECOMMISSIONING
RTXA9XNC
March 10, 2021
A Geiger counter shows a radiation level of 231 microsieverts per hour near the damaged No. 3 reactor...
OKUMA TOWN, Japan
A Geiger counter shows a radiation level of 231 microsieverts per hour near the damaged No. 3 reactor...
A Geiger counter shows a radiation level of 231 microsieverts per hour near the damaged No. 3 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan March 1, 2021. Picture taken March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Sakura Murakami
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ C
RTXA6XG7
March 08, 2021
Maps showing the air dose radiation levels in Japan after the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan.
Japan
Japan earthquake and tsunami C
Maps showing the air dose radiation levels in Japan after the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan.
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The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
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JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10RT
March 03, 2021
An aerial view shows Sakae Kato walking Pochi, his dog that he rescued four years ago, on an empty road...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
An aerial view shows Sakae Kato walking Pochi, his dog that he rescued four years ago, on an empty road between restricted zones in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. A decade ago, Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I don't want to leave, I like living in these mountains," Kato said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES Picture taken with a drone. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10RS
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato walks past workers checking radiation levels on a road near his house as he walks Pochi, his...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato walks past workers checking radiation levels on a road near his house as he walks Pochi, his dog which he rescued four years ago, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10QR
March 03, 2021
An aerial view shows Sakae Kato's house standing close to a field which is being decontaminated in a...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
An aerial view shows Sakae Kato's house standing close to a field which is being decontaminated in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 21, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I don't want to leave, I like living in these mountains," Kato said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Picture taken with a drone. SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10QQ
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato prepares food for abandoned and feral cats at a barn in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato prepares food for abandoned and feral cats at a barn in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 21, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10O1
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato lies in bed next to Charm, a cat who he rescued five years ago who is infected with feline...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato lies in bed next to Charm, a cat who he rescued five years ago who is infected with feline leukemia virus, at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10O0
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato walks past black bags containing contaminated soil from the fallout of the Fukushima nuclear...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato walks past black bags containing contaminated soil from the fallout of the Fukushima nuclear plant, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 21, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I don't want to leave, I like living in these mountains," Kato said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NZ
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato holds Mokkun, a rescued cat, while an animal rescue activist applies an ointment onto its...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato holds Mokkun, a rescued cat, while an animal rescue activist applies an ointment onto its mouth at Kato's home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 21, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NY
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato cleans cat cages at his home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan,...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato cleans cat cages at his home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his house and another empty building on his property. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later."REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NX
March 03, 2021
A room in Sakae Kato's home is filled with pet supplies for cats and dogs, in a restricted zone in Namie,...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
A room in Sakae Kato's home is filled with pet supplies for cats and dogs, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NW
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato plays with cats that he rescued, called Mokkun and Charm, who are both infected with feline...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato plays with cats that he rescued, called Mokkun and Charm, who are both infected with feline leukemia virus, at his home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NV
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato feeds wild boars in front of his home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture,...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato feeds wild boars in front of his home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. A decade ago, Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I don't want to leave, I like living in these mountains," Kato said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NU
March 03, 2021
Hisae Unuma works on her farm, where she has settled down after being evacuated from her home in Fukushima...
KAZU, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Hisae Unuma works on her farm, where she has settled down after being evacuated from her home in Fukushima which was 2.5 km away from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant and in a restricted zone, in Kazu, Saitama prefecture, Japan, February 17, 2021. Unuma won't return even if the government scrapes the radioactive soil off her fields. Radiation levels around her house are around 20 times the background level in Tokyo, according to a dosimeter reading carried out by Reuters. Only the removal of Fukushima's radioactive cores will make her feel safe, a task that will take decades to complete. "Never mind the threat from earthquakes, those reactors could blow if someone dropped a tool in the wrong place," she said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NT
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato eats instant noodles for dinner at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture,...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato eats instant noodles for dinner at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NS
March 03, 2021
Cats that were rescued by Sakae Kato, rest in a cage at Kato's home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Cats that were rescued by Sakae Kato, rest in a cage at Kato's home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NR
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato's home stands in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021....
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato's home stands in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I don't want to leave, I like living in these mountains," Kato said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10NF
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato prepares to feed wild boars in front of his home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato prepares to feed wild boars in front of his home, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. A decade ago, Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I don't want to leave, I like living in these mountains," Kato said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10MR
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato holds a flash light in his mouth as he climbs up a ladder onto the second floor of an abandoned...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato holds a flash light in his mouth as he climbs up a ladder onto the second floor of an abandoned house that Kato converted into a cat shelter, on his property in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10MQ
March 03, 2021
A radiation dosimeter, brought by a Reuters journalist, shows a reading of 1.89 microsievert per hour...
Futaba, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
A radiation dosimeter, brought by a Reuters journalist, shows a reading of 1.89 microsievert per hour at Hisae Unuma's family graveyard, near her house that she lived in before being evacuated, as Unuma visits the graveyard on the anniversary of her husband's death in a restricted zone in Futaba, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, February 23, 2021. Unuma who's home where she lived, is 2.5 km away from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, won't return even if the government scrapes the radioactive soil off her fields. Radiation levels around her house are around 20 times the background level in Tokyo, according to a dosimeter reading carried out by Reuters. Only the removal of Fukushima's radioactive cores will make her feel safe, a task that will take decades to complete. "Never mind the threat from earthquakes, those reactors could blow if someone dropped a tool in the wrong place," she said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10MN
March 03, 2021
Hisae Unuma wears a protective suit as she walks past an incinerator used to burn debris collected in...
Futaba, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Hisae Unuma wears a protective suit as she walks past an incinerator used to burn debris collected in the Fukushima clean up, which was built in a rural village near Unuma's collapsing home where she lived before being evacuated, in a restricted zone in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 23, 2021. Unuma, who fled as the cooling system at Tokyo Electric Power Co's nuclear plant 2.5 km away failed and its reactors began to melt down, won't return even if the government scrapes the radioactive soil off her fields. Radiation levels around her house are around 20 times the background level in Tokyo, according to a dosimeter reading carried out by Reuters. Only the removal of Fukushima's radioactive cores will make her feel safe, a task that will take decades to complete. "Never mind the threat from earthquakes, those reactors could blow if someone dropped a tool in the wrong place," she said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10MM
March 03, 2021
Hisae Unuma wears a protective suit as she prays at her family's graveyard near her home that she lived...
Futaba, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Hisae Unuma wears a protective suit as she prays at her family's graveyard near her home that she lived in before being evacuated, which is 2.5 km away from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, as she visits the house on the anniversary of her husband's passing in a restricted zone in Futaba, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, February 23, 2021. Unuma won't return even if the government scrapes the radioactive soil off her fields. Radiation levels around her house are around 20 times the background level in Tokyo, according to a dosimeter reading carried out by Reuters. Only the removal of Fukushima's radioactive cores will make her feel safe, a task that will take decades to complete. "Never mind the threat from earthquakes, those reactors could blow if someone dropped a tool in the wrong place," she said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10MJ
March 03, 2021
A feral cat, that was disturbed by noise as he ate cat food left out by Sankae Kato, jumps out of a hole...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
A feral cat, that was disturbed by noise as he ate cat food left out by Sankae Kato, jumps out of a hole from a storage shed on Kato's property, at a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 21, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property and leaves food for feral cats in a storage shed he heats with a paraffin stove. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIE
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY-PETS
RTXA10MC
March 03, 2021
Sakae Kato pets a rescued cat at his house, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan,...
NAMIE, Japan
The Wider Image: The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone
Sakae Kato pets a rescued cat at his house, in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 20, 2021. Kato looks after 41 cats in his home and another empty building on his property. A decade ago, he stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. "I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," Kato said. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "FUKUSHIMA KYUNG-HOON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
BURKINA-ELECTION/
RTX8APWL
November 20, 2020
Maiga Radiatou, 21, who fled from attacks of armed militants in Sahel region of Soum and who will not...
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Maiga Radiatou, 21, who fled from attacks of armed militants in Sahel region of Soum carries her seven...
Maiga Radiatou, 21, who fled from attacks of armed militants in Sahel region of Soum and who will not be able to vote in Burkina Faso's presidential election on Sunday carries her seven months daughter Sameuna as she stands at a courtyard of the house in an informal camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso November 19, 2020. Picture taken November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
BURKINA-ELECTION/
RTX8APWB
November 20, 2020
Maiga Radiatou, 21, who fled from attacks of armed militants in Sahel region of Soum and who will not...
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Maiga Radiatou, 21, who fled from attacks of armed militants in Sahel region of Soum carries her seven...
Maiga Radiatou, 21, who fled from attacks of armed militants in Sahel region of Soum and who will not be able to vote in Burkina Faso's presidential election on Sunday carries her seven months daughter Sameuna as she stands at a courtyard of the house in an informal camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso November 19, 2020. Picture taken November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY
RTX82U12
October 16, 2020
Mirko Meuche, owner of Maerz restaurant holds a heating coil used in the heating system for the benches...
Berlin, Germany
Dining during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin
Mirko Meuche, owner of Maerz restaurant holds a heating coil used in the heating system for the benches made of radiators that keep guests warm while dining outside in cold weather, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY
RTX82TU8
October 16, 2020
A gas-powered heating bench made of a radiator, that keeps guests warm while they dine outside in cold...
Berlin, Germany
Dining during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin
A gas-powered heating bench made of a radiator, that keeps guests warm while they dine outside in cold weather, is pictured at Maerz restaurant, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY
RTX82TU6
October 16, 2020
A gas-powered heating bench made of a radiator, that keeps guests warm while they dine outside in cold...
Berlin, Germany
Dining during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin
A gas-powered heating bench made of a radiator, that keeps guests warm while they dine outside in cold weather, is pictured at Maerz restaurant, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY
RTX82TSO
October 16, 2020
Guests of Maerz restaurant sit on gas-powered heating benches made of radiators, that allow dining outside...
Berlin, Germany
Dining during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin
Guests of Maerz restaurant sit on gas-powered heating benches made of radiators, that allow dining outside even in cold weather, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY
RTX82TSQ
October 16, 2020
Guests of Maerz restaurant sit on gas-powered heating benches made of radiators, that allow dining outside...
Berlin, Germany
Dining during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin
Guests of Maerz restaurant sit on gas-powered heating benches made of radiators, that allow dining outside even in cold weather, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY
RTX82TSP
October 16, 2020
Guests of Maerz restaurant sit on gas-powered heating benches made of radiators, that allow dining outside...
Berlin, Germany
Dining during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin
Guests of Maerz restaurant sit on gas-powered heating benches made of radiators, that allow dining outside even in cold weather, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GERMANY
RTX82TSR
October 16, 2020
Guests of Maerz restaurant sit on gas-powered heating benches made of radiators, that allow dining outside...
Berlin, Germany
Dining during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin
Guests of Maerz restaurant sit on gas-powered heating benches made of radiators, that allow dining outside even in cold weather, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
RUSSIA-PUTIN/VOTE
RTS3H02A
July 01, 2020
Information booklets are placed on a radiator in an apartment block on the last day of a weeklong nationwide...
Moscow, Russia
A view shows information booklets in an apartment block during a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms...
Information booklets are placed on a radiator in an apartment block on the last day of a weeklong nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in Moscow, Russia July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
UKRAINE-CHERNOBYL/FIRE
RTS38861
April 06, 2020
A geiger counter measures a radiation level at a site of fire burning in the exclusion zone around the...
RAHIVKA, Ukraine
A geiger counter measures a radiation level at a site of fire burning in the exclusion zone around the...
A geiger counter measures a radiation level at a site of fire burning in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, outside the village of Rahivka, Ukraine April 5, 2020. Picture taken April 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yaroslav Yemelianenko
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
Inside the exclusion zone, nine years after Fukushima disaster
29 PICTURES
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY
RTS35MPL
March 11, 2020
A geiger counter, measuring the radiation level of 0.275 Microsievert per hour, is seen inside the exclusion...
FUTABA TOWN, Japan
A geiger counter is seen inside the exclusion zone around the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...
A geiger counter, measuring the radiation level of 0.275 Microsievert per hour, is seen inside the exclusion zone around the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Futaba Town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, March 10, 2020. Picture taken March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
JAPAN-FUKUSHIMA/ANNIVERSARY
RTS35MPB
March 11, 2020
Big black plastic bags containing radiated soil are seen inside the exclusion zone around the tsunami-crippled...
FUTABA TOWN, Japan
Big black plastic bags containing radiated soil are seen inside the exclusion zone around the tsunami-crippled...
Big black plastic bags containing radiated soil are seen inside the exclusion zone around the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Futaba Town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, March 10, 2020. Picture taken March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
In the Headlines
In the Headlines
Inside the exclusion zone, nine years after Fukushima disaster
29 PICTURES
OLYMPICS-2020/FUTABA
RTS34CKR
March 02, 2020
Big black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination operation...
FUTABA TOWN, Japan
Big black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination operation...
Big black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination operation are collected next to a graveyard in Futaba Town, inside the exclusion zone around tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan February 20, 2020. Picture taken February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
OLYMPICS-2020/FUTABA
RTS34CK9
March 02, 2020
Workers are seen amid big black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination...
FUTABA TOWN, Japan
Workers are seen amid big black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination...
Workers are seen amid big black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination operation at a temporary storage site in Futaba Town, inside the exclusion zone around tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan February 20, 2020. Picture taken February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
HAITI-PROTEST/
RTS32NYL
February 20, 2020
A man carrying car radiators walks past burning tires set as a barricade during protests in Port-au-Prince,...
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
A man carrying car radiators walks past a burning tires set as a barricade during protests in Port-au-Prince...
A man carrying car radiators walks past burning tires set as a barricade during protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
AUSTRALIA-BUSHFIRES/
RTS2ZIFB
January 23, 2020
The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator that used to be inside a guest...
KANGAROO VALLEY, Australia
The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator are scattered on the scorched...
The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator that used to be inside a guest tent are scattered on the scorched ground at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia, January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
JAPAN-DISASTER/WATER
RTS2Z6TJ
January 21, 2020
Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) wearing protective suits and masks are seen inside a radiation...
OKUMA TOWN, Japan
Employees of TEPCO wearing protective suits and masks are seen inside a radiation filtering ALPS at...
Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) wearing protective suits and masks are seen inside a radiation filtering Advanced Liquid Processing Systems, known as ALPS, at tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan January 15, 2020. Picture taken January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Aaron Sheldrick
G20-JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA-JAPAN
RTX79YJW
November 22, 2019
A man walks past banners promoting safety about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant at a press...
Nagoya, Japan
A man walks past banners promoting safety about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant at a press...
A man walks past banners promoting safety about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant at a press center of G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Nagoya, Japan, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool
G20-JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA-JAPAN
RTX79YJV
November 22, 2019
Banners promoting safety about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant are displayed at a press center...
Nagoya, Japan
Banners promoting safety about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant are displayed at a press center...
Banners promoting safety about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant are displayed at a press center of G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Nagoya, Japan, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool
G20-JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA-JAPAN
RTX79YJU
November 22, 2019
Leaflets written in Korean (Bottom R) promoting safety in relation with radiation from the Fukushima...
Nagoya, Japan
Leaflets written in Korean promoting safety in relation with radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant...
Leaflets written in Korean (Bottom R) promoting safety in relation with radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant are displayed at a press center of G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Nagoya, Japan, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool
BOSNIA-PROTEST/
RTX79V3Y
November 21, 2019
Protesters hold a placard saying "For our children" during a protest against abuse in an institution...
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Protesters hold a placard saying "For our children" during a protest against abuse in an institution...
Protesters hold a placard saying "For our children" during a protest against abuse in an institution for children with special needs after photographs emerged of children tied to beds and radiators, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
BOSNIA-PROTEST/
RTX79V3J
November 21, 2019
Protesters hold placards saying "What if it was about your children?", "Is it the 12th or 21st century?",...
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Protesters hold placards during protest against abuse in an institution for children with special needs...
Protesters hold placards saying "What if it was about your children?", "Is it the 12th or 21st century?", "We will not surrender our children" and "Children have rights too" during a protest against abuse in an institution for children with special needs after photographs emerged of children tied to beds and radiators in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
BOSNIA-PROTEST/
RTX79V3C
November 21, 2019
Protesters hold placards during protest against abuse in an institution for children with special needs...
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Protesters hold placards during protest against abuse in an institution for children with special needs...
Protesters hold placards during protest against abuse in an institution for children with special needs after photographs emerged of children tied to beds and radiators in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
KYRGYZSTAN-ENVIRONMENT/NUCLEAR-WASTE
RTX77F4B
November 05, 2019
A bird sits on a radiation sign at the uranium ore dump near the town of Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan, October...
MAILUU-SUU, Kyrgyzstan
A bird sits on a radiation sign at the uranium ore dump near the town of Mailuu-Suu
A bird sits on a radiation sign at the uranium ore dump near the town of Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan, October 23, 2019. Picture taken October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev
LITHUANIA-BELARUS/NUCLEAR
RTX75P2G
October 02, 2019
A specialist measures radiation level during a civil protection functional exercise in case of nuclear...
SVENCIONYS, Lithuania
Civil protection functional exercise in case of nuclear disaster in Svencionys
A specialist measures radiation level during a civil protection functional exercise in case of nuclear disaster in Svencionys, Lithuania October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
LITHUANIA-BELARUS/NUCLEAR
RTX75P29
October 02, 2019
A specialist measures radiation level during a civil protection functional exercise in case of nuclear...
SVENCIONYS, Lithuania
Civil protection functional exercise in case of nuclear disaster in Svencionys
A specialist measures radiation level during a civil protection functional exercise in case of nuclear disaster in Svencionys, Lithuania October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
CLIMATE-CHANGE/AUSTRIA-GLACIERS
RTX75C6D
September 30, 2019
Meteorologist Elke Ludewig stands on the radiation terrace with a Suntracker, Haenni Solar 111 and a...
RAURIS, Austria
Meteorologist Elke Ludewig stands on the radiation terrace with a Suntracker, Haenni Solar 111 and a...
Meteorologist Elke Ludewig stands on the radiation terrace with a Suntracker, Haenni Solar 111 and a burning glass at the Sonnblick Observatory at 3,106 meters above sea level in the Hohe Tauern mountain range near Rauris, Austria, November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
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