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Beyond the Wave
Image Credit: Bernard Weil
Two kilometres from the ocean, a man looks over the devastated landscape from inside a ruined home in Ulee Lheue, next to Banda Aceh. The area was one of the first and hardest hit by the tsunami. In this area, thousands of homes ­— even cement homes like this one — were crushed under the force of the 20-metre waves. A year later, the area has gone from a disaster zone to a construction zone.