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Indian Ocean tsunami commemorated

2009-12-27 08:33:32 GMT2009-12-27 16:33:32 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

People launch floating paper lanterns into the sky over the Andaman Sea in remembrance of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami victims, in Khao Lak, in Thailand's Phang Nga province, about 110 km (68 miles) north of the resort island of Phuket, Dec. 6, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Villagers put flowers onto a wave-shaped tsunami monument during the fifth year anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami in Ban Nam Khem, a small fishing village in Thailand's Phang Nga province, about 110 km (68 miles) north of the resort island of Phuket Dec.26, 2009. Thousands of saffron-robed Thai monks chanted and prayed for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Saturday as Asia marked the fifth anniversary of one of history's worst natural disasters. (Reuters Photo)

Buddhist monks receive alms during the anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami in Thailand's Phang Nga province, about 110 km (68 miles) north of the resort island of Phuket, Dec. 26, 2009.(Reuters Photo)

Acehnese women attend a mass prayer for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Banda Aceh Dec. 26, 2009. Survivors gathered in neighbourhood mosques or homes to remember those killed by a wall of water as high as 30 metres triggered by an undersea earthquake off the island of Sumatra. (Reuters Photo)

People launch floating paper lanterns into the sky over the Andaman Sea in remembrance of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami victims, in Khao Lak, in Thailand's Phang Nga province, about 110 km (68 miles) north of the resort island of Phuket, Dec. 26, 2009.(Reuters Photo)

Thousands of saffron-robed Thai monks chanted and prayed for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Saturday as Asia marked the fifth anniversary of one of history's worst natural disasters.

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