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Last Updated: Monday, 4 April, 2005, 12:01 GMT 13:01 UK
In pictures: Tsunami memorial event
Thai and foreign volunteers release balloons during the 100 days tsunami memorial at Khao Lak in Phang Nga province, 04 April 2005.
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Ceremonies have been held along Thailand's west coast to mark 100 days since the 26 December Indian Ocean tsunami hit the region.
Friends and family gather with flowers Monday, April 4, 2005, in Khao Lak
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Local communities in the badly-hit region of Phang Nga came together to remember those who died.
A foreign volunteer sits on the beach during the 100 days tsunami memorial at Khao Lak, 2 April 2005.
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Foreign volunteers helping with the clean-up operation also marked the occasion.
Thai Buddhist monks chant for victims of the 26 December 2004 tsunami, in front of empty coffins at a Buddhist temple in Phang Nga province, southern Thailand, 3 April 2005
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The memorial programme was inspired by Buddhist tradition, which says that the dead should be honoured 100 days after their passing.
A Thai woman adjusts a portrait of a tsunami victim lined up along a wall at a Buddhist temple in Phang Nga province, 3 April 2005
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Three days of memorial events were planned, from Saturday to Monday.
Yupin Namkhaw cries while looking at photos of her daughter who went missing during the 26th December 2004 tsunami disaster, in Khao Lak, southern Thailand
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It was an emotional occasion for everyone, especially those who lost loved ones.
Andreas Schneider of Germany looks at the remains of this wife, Christina Schneider, April 3, in Phuket, Thailand.
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Among the mourners was German Andreas Schneider, who on Sunday was finally able to say farewell to his wife.
Buddhist monks chant prayers during services for German Christina Schneider, 3 April
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After initial attempts to find her body failed, Mrs Schneider's remains were recently identified through dental records.
Photos of the dead, 2 April 2005
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About 2,000 bodies in Thailand have yet to be identified, and there are fears the process may take several years to complete.




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