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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 January, 2005, 21:53 GMT
In pictures: Relief effort begins
US Air Force soldiers load food water onto an aid flight bound for Banda Aceh, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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A huge relief operation for the tsunami survivors began in earnest across Asia on Saturday.
Australian soldiers unload aid at Banda Aceh airport
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Aid distributors are anxious to get supplies to remote areas of the worst hit Aceh province in Indonesia.
Volunteers from Indonesia's second-largest Muslim organisation at work in Banda Aceh
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In the provincial capital of Banda Aceh volunteers are still busy clearing corpses.
Malaysian Buddhist volunteers load food supplies at a temple in Kuala Lumpur.
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The response of the world has been tremendous - here Malaysian volunteers load supplies for the victims.
Indian army soldiers carry relief materials in the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair.
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Indian army soldiers carried relief materials in the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair.
Survivors grab hold of a food parcel in Nagapattinam, India
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Meanwhile crowds flock to get their share of small packets of wheat and rice.
Sri Lankan soldier checks donated water
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Residents of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo have donated bottled water for victims there.
Thai tsunami survivors given clothes
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Clothes are distributed in the worst-hit areas of Thailand.
Villagers make up lists of the missing at a refugee camp in Port Blair, Andaman Islands
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In the Andaman Islands chain in the Indian Ocean, thousands are still missing.
The ruins of the town of Xaafaun, on the Somali coast
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Evidence has begun to emerge of the destructive power of the tsunami in Somalia, on the east coast of Africa.




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