Tenth anniversary of the tsunami tragedy

KHAO LAK, Thailand (AP) – Ten years ago today, a powerful tsunami struck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean rim, wiping out entire coastal communities, killing some 230,000 people. The day-after-Christmas tragedy was remembered today with beachside memorials and religious services in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and other parts of Asia. One 51-year-old man who joined thousands in prayer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, says, I cannot forget how I lost hold of my wife, my kids, my house.”

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