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The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Initial Findings from Sumatra

Photo Gallery of Northwestern Sumatra: 21 January 2005
Banda Aceh

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A mosque is left standing amid the rubble in Banda Aceh. Several mosques survived and may have been saved by the open ground floor that is part of their design. The tsunami waves reached the middle of the second floor.

Photo in Banda Aceh, see caption above.
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