Kumamoto Earthquake

Spreading circle of support

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Evacuees line up for meals prepared by Self-Defense Forces personnel in Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, at 8:28 a.m. on April 17.

A girl waits for food distributed by a member of the Self-Defense Forces in Mashiki at 8:50 a.m. on April 17.

Firefighters and rescue workers from the Toyooka and Nantan fire departments salute in Asago, Hyogo Prefecture, before departing for quake-hit areas.

Officials of the city government of Takeo, Saga Prefecture, relay relief goods to a truck at the city government’s Kitagata branch office.

Relief supplies are unloaded from a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport vessel at 9:37 a.m. on April 17.

Players with Urawa Red Diamonds, left, and Vegalta Sendai offer a silent player before a match on April 16.

Kabuki actors, including Nakamura Ganjiro, third from left, collect donations in front of a playhouse in Kotohira, Kagawa Prefecture.

KUMA Cafe in Taipei seeks support for quake-hit areas on April 17.

Chunichi Dragons and Hanshin Tigers players collect donations at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya.

Volunteers collect donations on the street in Shizuoka at 2:05 p.m. on April 16.

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