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Tsunami: A year after

On this day a year ago, waves came up like walls to ravage the eastern coast of India and its tiny islands of Andaman and Nicobar.

Before the water arrived, the word 'tsunami' had never been heard by these simple folk. Now, it is a word they will never forget.

Today, the coastal towns of Tamil Nadu and the Andaman-Nicobar islands are still slowly limping back to life.

Image: An Indian fisherman steers past an under-construction bridge as he returns from the sea at the fishing village of Akkaraipettai in Nagapattinam.

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Photograph: Dibayanshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

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