It's been a week since Japan's tragic earthquake first struck.  The damages have been severe; death toll is expected to be well above 10,000 and the economic damages is seen to be as much as $200 billion.  Despite the tragedy, heartwarming stories have emerged, such as the story of two dogs who became unlikely survivors of the tsunami.

Moreover, outpourings of comfort, encouragement, and solidarity were seen from all over the world since the earthquake first struck.  There are two common themes: praying for the victims of Japan and observing a moment of silence to commemorate them.

The following are the most recent of such reactions from around the world.  Click Start to view them.