Where Disaster Struck, Before and After

On the left: Ishinomaki, Japan as it was captured by GeoEye's imaging satellites in April of last year. On the right: the exact same area as it looked on Saturday, just one day after last week's devastating tsunami.

The image is part of an astonishing interactive feature on NYTimes.com that illustrates just how drastically Japan's landscape was changed by the disaster. Pull a slider left to right to reveal how neighborhoods that once had homes, roads, and trees have been replaced wholly by the sea. Definitely worth checking out. [NYT]