The Indian Ocean tsunami of Dec. 26, 2004, affected 11 countries and killed nearly 230,000 people, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. The following images shows how some places have changes in the decade since the disaster.
An aerial shot taken from a US Navy Seahawk helicopter from carrier USS Abraham Lincoln shows devastation caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami to the west of Aceh on Jan. 8, 2005 in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Re-photographed on December 11, 2014.
A Thai woman walks by the devastation at a hotel along Patong Beach, one of the worst hit provinces in Phuket, Thailand, Dec. 27, 2004.
Tourists get massages at a small parlor near the beach at Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand, Dec. 10, 2014.
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Re-photographing the Indian Ocean Tsunami
A Thai rescue worker looks out at the destruction of hotels and shops in Phi Phi Village on Ton Sai Bay, Thailand, Dec. 28, 2004. On Phi Phi Island hundreds were killed when an earthquake caused a Tsunami wave destroying everything in its path.
Construction continues in Phi Phi Village, Ton Sai Bay, Thailand, Dec. 12, 2014.
An aerial shot taken from a US Navy Seahawk helicopter from carrier USS Abraham Lincoln shows devastation caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami to the west of Aceh,in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Jan. 8, 2005.
An aerial view of houses in Lampuuk prior to the ten year anniversary of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, December 11, 2014. Aceh was the worst hit location, being the closest major city to the epicenter of the 9.1 magnitude quake, suffering a huge hit from the following tsunami and resulting in around 130,000 deaths.