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  • Now all the town needs is lots of money, says Nobutaka Azumi, 66, the solemn-faced mayor, after Onagawa became one of Japan's first communities to set out a recovery path from the devastating tsunami that killed more than 800 people here and 20,000 nationwide.

    In Japan, recovery is clouded by skepticism

  • Wide-eyed and solemn-faced, he comes from an educated family, but doesn't realize, at least at first, that the shipping container in which he's been hidden sits on a dock on the French side of the English Channel, rather than in London, where his mother awaits him.

    'Margin Call': Thrills, Chills of Financial Ills

  • As we passed them I could not help noticing how solemn-faced they were.

    Chapter 13

  • Most touching of all was solemn-faced twelve-year-old Harry, who seemed small and vulnerable as he tried to keep up with the long strides of the towering Windsor menfolk.

    William and Kate

  • She sat solemn-faced while speaker after speaker introduced her and spoke of the importance of her memoir.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Water poured from all sides of an enormous green basin, creating a curtain around an elevated base surrounded by graceful swans and solemn-faced cherubs.

    Nevermore

  • With Bobby Kennedy on one side and Clint Hill on the other, the solemn-faced Mrs. Kennedy stood and watched with grace.

    The Kennedy Detail

  • The image of the kindly-faced elderly man with snowy-white hair blowing in the wind beside the solemn-faced U.S.

    Rachel Sklar: Elie Wiesel in Buchenwald: The Moral Challenge to Learn, and Act

  • I don't think that solemn-faced woman was the manager; it looked like she was working customer service, since she gave them the contact information for the actual manager.

    Happy Falker Satherhood!

  • When the three adventurers burst into Roy's apartment they found three solemn-faced women sitting before the videophone.

    "The War of the Planets" by Harl Vincent, part 13

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