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Published April 07, 2011, 10:32 AM

Tokyo shoppers clean store shelves of basic goods

TOKYO — Nearly two weeks of rolling blackouts, distribution problems and contamination fears prompted by a leaking, tsunami-damaged nuclear plant have left shelves stripped bare of some basic necessities in stores across Tokyo. Some people are even turning to the city's ubiquitous vending machines to find increasingly scarce bottles of water.

By: Shino Yuasa and Tomoko A. Hosaka, Associated Press

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