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This satellite view shows smoke rising from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant on Monday after a second explosion blew the roof off of a containment building. Critical cooling systems have failed at three of the facility's reactors, exposing fuel and increasing the risk of a meltdown.

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Japan Battles to Avert Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

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