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Last Updated: Saturday December 24 2005 17:04 GMT

In Pictures: Asian tsunami - one year on

A hotel in Thailand ruined by tsunami.

One year on from the devastating Boxing Day tsunami, friends and family of those killed by the huge wave returned to what remains of the buildings where they died.

Khuk Khok beach

On Khuk Khok beach in Thailand, families cross to get to the shore where special ceremonies were held to remember those killed.

Khuk Khok beach

Other passed by buildings destroyed by the tsunami on their way to the commemorative services.

Child in Thailand

A recent Unicef survey of 1,600 children revealed many are finding it difficult to come to terms with the disaster and are worried another tsunami could strike.

Children in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

On a tsunami effected beach resort in Sri Lanka, British tourists dressed up as Santa and his elves to entertain children.