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How did the tsunami affect you?

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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.

We’d like to add the experiences of Reuters readers. Perhaps you or someone you know were directly involved. Maybe the catastrophe moved you to respond in a special way.

Whatever your experience, use the comments section below to share your story.

from Our Take on Your Take:

Tsunamis and quakes: Your View of the scene

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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

from From Reuters.com:

Graphic: Samoan Islands tsunami

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