19 Apr '11, 11am

Baby in iconic tsunami photo safe with parents

Baby in iconic tsunami photo safe with parents

The moment - captured by a photographer from leading Japanese newspaper Yomiuri and published by newspapers and websites worldwide - evoked a rare glimmer of hope amid so much destruction and death from the March 11 disasters that killed an estimated 26,000 people. -- PHOTO: AP ISHINOMAKI (Japan) - A JAPANESE soldier grins as he cradles a tiny baby in a fuzzy pink blanket, plucked from the second story of a wreckage-blocked house three days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami flattened much of the country's north-eastern coastline. The moment - captured by a photographer from leading Japanese newspaper Yomiuri and published by newspapers and websites worldwide - evoked a rare glimmer of hope amid so much destruction and death from the March 11 disasters that killed an estimated 26,000 people. Weeks later, 5-month-old Iroha Ishikawa is now healthy and safe, living at a ...

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