This article from the Huffington Post allows users to scrub over photographs to see Japan before and after the 2011 tsunami.

To mark the one-year anniversary of the tsunami that changed the landscape of the Japanese shoreline, The Huffington Post posted an article comprised mostly of interactive photographs. The site not only provided a slideshow of powerful images, it promoted interactive technology that allows users to look at before and after images by scrubbing the cursor over the photo.

This is a unique way to tell a story by showing the dramatic change from one image to the next. Words cannot capture how devastating the powerful wave was to the cities and countryside of Japan. The photos say it all with the simple action of sliding a cursor back and forth.

Darren Rowse describes the process of telling stories with photos with his article on his blog, Digital Photography School. Photos can add much to a story, but they can also tell a story in themselves.

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