Beachside memorials, prayers planned across Asia for 10th anniversary of Indian Ocean tsunami

December 26, 2014 3:07 AM

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Beachside memorials, prayers planned across Asia for 10th anniversary of Indian Ocean tsunami

Tourists enjoy a quiet afternoon reading on the beach Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 in Khao Lak, Thailand, which was not spared from massive destruction from the Asian tsunami 10 years ago. Dec. 26 marks the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest natural disasters in world history: a tsunami, triggered by a massive earthquake off the Indonesian coast, that left more than 230,000 people dead in 14 countries and caused about $10 billion in damage (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) (The Associated Press)

A woman offers prayers on a tiled memorial wall displaying names of victims from the Asian tsunami, in Phang Nga, Ban Nam Khem province, Thailand, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. December 26 marks the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest natural disasters in world history: a tsunami, triggered by a massi...

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