Dramatic Pictures Of Dark And Empty Tokyo


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As foreign governments ask their citizens to leave Tokyo and the Japan rolls in blackouts, the nation’s bustling capital is fast becoming a ghost town.While locals try to cling to normal life, fuel has run out at many stations and companies have asked their employees to stay home, not just for fear of a possible nuclear fallout but  because the commuter lines are running less frequently than usual.

Here’s a look at life in Tokyo in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the north.

Damage to Japan's nuclear plants has left the city dealing with rolling blackouts

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Japan's skyline is significantly less illuminated as buildings operate with reduced light due to scheduled blackouts. Tokyo is expected to face six months of power shortages

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Illumination of buildings is reduced on the main streets of Ginza shopping district which looks almost empty

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A sold out note is stuck on a board of gas prices at a gas station in Tokyo. The city is said to be facing gasoline shortages as well

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Other parts of Japan have it worse

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