An aerial shot taken from a helicopter shows debris of houses destroyed by the tsunami waves in Galle, Sri Lanka, on December 27, 2004.
Courtesy of http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/24/world/asia/remembering-sri-lanka-tsunami/
People walk among the rubble of the tsunami in Hambantota, Sri Lanka in January 2005. The Indian Ocean tsunami struck on 26 December 2004, causing massive destruction along coastal areas of 14 countries, including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Sri Lankan health officials and relatives carry the body of a dead man away in Galle on December 27, 2004.
Residents wade through the trail of destruction along the coastal railway line in the southern town of Lunawa after tsunami tidal waves lashed more than half of Sri Lanka’s coastline.
Sri Lankan pedestrians walk through floodwaters in a main street in Galle, after the coastal town was hit by a tidal wave