Six years on, tsunami dead remembered

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An Acehnese boy holds paper flowers provided by Japanese people from Kobe as part of the sixth tsunami anniversary in Banda, Aceh, on Christmas Day. About 3,000 paper flowers were placed outside the Baiturrahman mosque to commemorate the victims of the tsunami.

On Boxing Day 2004 the tsunami, which was the result of the third largest earthquake ever recorded, destroyed more than 500 miles of Aceh's coastline, killed some 168,000 people in the province and destroyed infrastructure and houses.