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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Residents of Kuala Keureutoe village on Sumatra island in Indonesia flee from their homes surrounded by water after an earthquake, Dec. 26, 2004. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most land masses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing more than 230,000 people in 14 countries. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    This photograph taken by tourist Eric Skitzi shows a tsunami wave hitting the beach of Batu Ferringhi on Penang island, Malaysia, Dec. 26, 2004. The tsunami, which killed 65 people in Malaysia, also slammed into the coastline of Thailand killing at least 1,600 people there following a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    An overview shows Meulaboh city underwater Dec. 28, 2004, after an earthquake and tidal waves hit Aceh province early Dec. 26
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    A man weeps as he searches the remains of his house after a massive tsunami wave swept across coastal Sri Lanka, Dec. 30, 2004 in Kalutura, Sri Lanka. Thousands were killed when a huge underwater earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused a tsunami that destroyed everything in its path. The powerful Asian earthquake has affected coastal areas in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India and Thailand.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    People are seen fleeing as a tsunami wave comes crashing ashore at Koh Raya, part of Thailand's territory in the Andaman islands, Dec. 26, 2004, southern Thailand. The photographer escaped without injury at the first wave but watched as second and third waves tore apart the wooden buildings and the village around him.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Devastation in the tsunami-hit Indonesian city of Banda Aceh, 150 miles from southern Asia's massive earthquake's epicenter, Dec. 28, 2004
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    A husband and wife inspect the remains of their home on the coast of the Ratmalana district in Colombo, Sri Lanka, after the massive tsunami wave swept across coastal Sri Lanka, Dec. 28, 2004. The 9.0 magnitude quake struck under the sea near Aceh in North Indonesia. Sri Lankan officials initially estimated more than a million people were forced from their homes.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Sri Lankan residents pick throught debris caused by a massive tidal wave in the southern district of Galle, Dec. 27, 2004. Sri Lanka launched a massive humanitarian operation after tsunamis devastated much of the island's coastline, killing some 11,000 people of which 70 were foreign tourists, while 1,555 others were reported missing.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    A young Indonesian boy waits to buy gasoline in a long line as people had been waiting for three days at a petrol station near Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Dec. 30, 2004. Residents of Kuala Keureutoe village, Ranah Pasir had to flee from their homes which surrounded by water after the strong quake, Dec. 26, 2004.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    A view of the landscape a week after a tsunami swept through is seen Jan. 2, 2005 in Sumatra, Indonesia.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    A view of the scene at the Marina beach in Madras, Dec. 26, 2004, after tidal waves hit the region. A huge earthquake in Indonesia sent tsunamis crashing westwards, sweeping men, women and children out to sea.
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  • The Anniversary if the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    A mosque is the only building left standing on a strip of coast Jan. 13, 2005 in Aceh, Indonesia. Citing safety concerns, the Indonesian government has severely restricted the movement of foreigners in Aceh province. The province of Aceh, one of the worst hit regions in the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent Tsunami, lost over 50,000 people.
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