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10 Years Later: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Friday marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people across 14 countries, making it one of the deadliest natural disaster in recorded history.

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Thai military hold candles during the remembrance ceremony "Ten Years On: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami" at the Police Boat T813 Tsunami Memorial on Dec. 26, 2014 in Khao Lak, Thailand. Friday marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people across 14 countries, making it one of the deadliest natural disaster in recorded history.

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An Acehnese woman cries as she prays at a mass grave to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Aceh was the worst hit location, being the closest major city to the epicenter of the 9.1 magnitude quake, and suffered a huge hit from the resulting tsunami which led to around 130,000 deaths.

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A Thai relative of a tsunami victim places flowers at the Tsunami Memorial Park at Baan Nam Khem, Phang Nga province in southern Thailand.

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Thai students place candles on a sand sculpture during commemorations on the anniversary of the 2004 tsunami at Patong beach in Phuket province.

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Image: An Acehnese man cries while praying for a tsunami victim at a mass graveyard in Banda Aceh

An Acehnese man cries while praying for a tsunami victim at a mass graveyard in Banda Aceh.

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People are seen through a hole in the wall of a damaged building, as they visit a giant steel barge that housed a diesel power generator swept ashore by the Indian Ocean tsunami ten years ago, in Banda Aceh.

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Thai villagers from the tsunami devastated and rebuilt village of Baan Nam Khem release hundreds of flying lanterns from the beach with wishes of hope for the future.

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Portraits of victims from the Indian Ocean tsunami are displayed during a memorial service in Phang Nga, Ban Nam Khem province, Thailand.

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Indonesian policemen pray at a mass grave to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami in Banda Aceh.

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An Acehnese child plays on Syiah Kuala beach during the 10th anniversary of the tsunami in Banda Aceh.

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Image: Acehnese women attend a mass prayer for the 2004 tsunami victims at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh

Acehnese women attend a mass prayer for the 2004 tsunami victims at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh, on Dec. 25. Thousands of Indonesians gathered on Thursday to pray at the mosque that was one of the few buildings left standing in Banda Aceh after the earthquake and tsunami.

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