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Indonesia remembers tsunami victims

Published:Friday | December 26, 2014 | 1:34 PM

Memorial services are being held in Indonesia and other nations for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on the 10th anniversary of the disaster.

In Indonesia's province of Aceh - the worst-hit area - Vice-president Jusuf Kalla led tributes to the dead at the Siron mass grave.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha also laid a wreath of remembrance.

More than 200,000 people died when an underwater earthquake set off massive waves on 26 December 2004.

In Aceh's capital, Banda Aceh, Kalla thanked local volunteers and the outside world for helping the province recover from the tragedy.

He also presented awards to ambassadors from the donor nations.

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