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12/26/05

Marking The One Year Anniversary of the Tsunami

At sunset a solemn ceremony in Thailand. Prayer and song next to a quiet sea as the world remembers the more than 200-thousand lives swept away by the Tsunami, one year ago today. A sea of candles on the ground gave way to a galaxy of tiny flames rising from the coast. For some, the visit to this memorial has become a grim tradition. Moments of silence marked similar ceremonies across the 12 countries struck by the deadly waves. Among the mourners throngs of foreign visitors, who lost loved ones last year. They're visiting memorial sites in India. In Indonesia, children's voices echoed through the streets singing in memory of the lives lost, and calling for change in the future. Tens of thousands of people still have no place to call home, they're living in tents. With 13.6 billion dollars in pledged donations, it's the most generously funded humanitarian effort in history. Officials say much of that money will be deployed for projects next year.

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