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Kobe marks 21 years since killer quake

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FUTURE 1.17′ This overhead photo shows candles indicating ‘Future 1.17’ during a memorial service to mark the 21st anniversary of the ‘Great Hanshin Earthquake’ at a park in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, western Japan on January 17, 2016. Jiji Press/AFP
The 7.2 magnitude quake hit at 5:46 am on January 17, 1995, killing 6,434 people and leveling much of the city

TOKYO, Japan (Jan. 17, 2016) — Japan on Sunday, January 17, marked the 21st anniversary of a devastating earthquake in the western city of Kobe that killed more than 6,400 people, as bereaved families looked to keep memories of the victims alive.

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