IN PICTURES On the Eve of the Seventieth Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2011 marks seventy years since the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Over 2,400 members of the United States military were killed in the attack.

The U.S. Navy battleship USS California is seen ablaze after an attack by Japanese carrier based strike aircraft on the Hawaiian port of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Reuters