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In pictures: The ruins from above
A fishermen's colony at Nagapattinam, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu
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Aerial photographs give a broader view of the devastation caused by the tsunami waves that hit Indian Ocean countries on 26 December - here a fishermen's colony in southern India.
Indonesian province of Aceh (photo: Space Imaging)
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A satellite image taken in 2003 shows the lush vegetation in the Indonesian province of Aceh - one of the regions to be hardest hit by the waves.
Indonesian province of Aceh (photo: Space Imaging)
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An image of the same region three days after the disaster shows how the water has stripped the land bare - washing away everything in its wake.
south of Banda Aceh
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Closer images of the province show how infrastructure has been devastated - hampering the delivery of aid.
Meulaboh, 250km south-east of Banda Aceh
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The human death toll is steadily rising - with almost 140,000 believed to have been killed.
Meulaboh, Aceh
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The power of the waves left little standing - overturning ships and fishing boats before tearing inland.
Kandolhudhoo island  (Photo released by Greenpeace)
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The island of Kandolhudhoo in the Maldives was left a ghost town by the tsunami.
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In Tamil Nadu in India, losses were greater, with around 600 missing in Nagapattinam.
Meulaboh, West Aceh
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Although the deadly waves passed in a few hours, the threat to human life continues from polluted water and disease.


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