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In pictures: Tsunami remembered

  • 26 December 2014
  • From the section Asia

Images from memorial events being held to mark the 10th anniversary of the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami.

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People have been placing white roses in the sea to remember those who perished in the disaster in 2004.

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In Indonesia, prayers were held at a mass grave for many tsunami victims in Banda Aceh - the city which was virtually wiped out by the tidal waves.

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On the eve of the anniversary, Aceh's Grand Mosque - one of only several buildings to have survived the tsunami - hosted a memorial service.

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In Thailand, people placed flowers on a memorial wall in the fishing village of Phang Nga, which was devastated by the massive waves.

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Portraits of many victims were displayed.

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Nearly 5,500 people were killed in Thailand, and many of the victims were tourists from a number of European countries.

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In Sri Lanka, the Ocean Queen Express - or the "tsunami train" - has become a symbol of the tragedy. The train, which was hit by the waves 10 years ago with heavy loss of life, will make a special journey on Friday.

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Survivors came to a special memorial monument in Peraliya to remember the victims of the train disaster.

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