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Indian Ocean tsunami: 15 years on

People perform special prayers during the annular solar eclipse and for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

People perform special prayers during the annular solar eclipse and for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

People perform special prayers during the annular solar eclipse and for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Women scatter flower petals in the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in  Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women scatter flower petals in the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women scatter flower petals in the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Women pour milk into the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in  Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women pour milk into the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women pour milk into the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Women perform special prayers during the annular solar eclipse and for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in  Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women perform special prayers during the annular solar eclipse and for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women perform special prayers during the annular solar eclipse and for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A girl prays during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in  Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A girl prays during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A girl prays during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Women hold plates with flower petals before scattering them in the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women hold plates with flower petals before scattering them in the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019....more

Women hold plates with flower petals before scattering them in the waters of the Bay of Bengal during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Women gather during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in  Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women gather during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women gather during a prayer ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami on the 15th anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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