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6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami

Close to 31,000 people died in the 2004 South Asian tsunami, while a million were left homeless

6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
A Sri Lankan woman commemorates the victims of the December 2004 tsunami, offering flowers, prayers and alms during a special ceremony to mark the six-year anniversary in the southern coastal town of Peraliya on December 26, 2010 (AFP/Getty Images)
6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
Passengers travels in a Sri Lankan train that was damaged during the December 2004 tsunami, and was restored for a journey to the southern coastal town of Peraliya on December 26, 2010 to mark the six-year anniversary (AFP/Getty Images)
6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
Sri Lankans relatives mourn as they commemorate victims of the December 2004 tsunami, offering flowers, prayers and alms during a special ceremony to mark the six-year anniversary in the southern coastal town of Peraliya on December 26, 2010 (AFP/Getty Images)
6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks chant prayers as they travel in a restored train that was previously damaged during the December 2004 tsunami (Getty Images)
6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
Some 31,000 people died in the South Asian tsunami, while a million left homeless when tidal waves hit the tropical island's coastal lines (AFP/Getty Images)
6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
A Sri Lankan woman commemorates the victims of the December 2004 tsunami, offering flowers, prayers and alms during a special ceremony to mark the six-year anniversary in the southern coastal town of Peraliya on December 26, 2010 (AFP/Getty Images)
6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
A Sri Lankan girl travels in the train that was damaged during the December 2004 tsunami, which was restored for a journey to the southern coastal town of Peraliya on December 26 (AFP/Getty Images)
6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
Some 31,000 people died in the South Asian tsunami, while a million left homeless when tidal waves hit the tropical island's coastal lines. (AFP/Getty Images)
6th anniversary of South Asian tsunami
A Sri Lankan woman commemorates the victims of the December 2004 tsunami, offering flowers, prayers and alms during a special ceremony to mark the six-year anniversary in the southern coastal town of Peraliya on December 26, 2010 (AFP/Getty Images)