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from Photographers Blog:
Today I returned to Aceh, determined to take pictures of the same locations my team and I had photographed five years ago, when the capital Banda Aceh was completely devastated by a tsunami. At the time, I was with two Reuters journalists from the Jakarta bureau.
We landed at Aceh’s Sultan Iskandar Muda airport on December 27, 2004 - one day after the giant waves paralyzed the city, previously unaware of what a tsunami could do to a city. Information from Banda Aceh in the first few days after the disaster was very limited. It dawned on us later that the lack of news from Banda Aceh was because all of the communication facilities had been damaged.
from Global News Journal:
It’s been almost five years since the tsunami tore across the Indian Ocean, killing 226,000 people in 13 countries and sparking an unprecedented outpouring of global giving.
Ahead of the anniversary, a major new multimedia documentary tells the stories of survivors whose lives were transformed by the tragedy. “Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope” is a joint production by Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Red Cross. Click here to view.
from Our Take on Your Take:
It was just a few hours after news broke about an 8.0 magnitude quake hitting off the coast of Samoa that the first picture of the ensuing tsunami dropped into Reuters' user-generated content system Your View. As the Singapore picture desk was monitoring the intake, they negotiated a price for the picture and it was moved on the Reuters pictures wire early this morning, available to media clients worldwide.
A view of the Sinalei resort, south of Apia, capital of Samoa, after it was struck by a tsunami September 29, 2009. REUTERS via Your View/Henry F