Write on Friday, 26 December 2014 Published in Regional
Flowers are displayed on the Ban Nam Khem tsunami memorial park wall on the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami in Phang-nga province on December 26, 2014. Prayer recitals and solemn visits to mass graves marked the start of mourning on December 26 across tsunami-hit nations for the 220,000 people who perished when giant waves decimated coastal areas of the Indian Ocean a decade ago. AFP PHOTO / Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL
Flowers are displayed on the Ban Nam Khem tsunami memorial park wall on the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami in Phang-nga province, Thailand on December 26, 2014. Photo: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Prayers, tears and solemn visits to mass graves marked commemorations Friday across tsunami-hit nations in Asia for the 220,000 people who perished when giant waves decimated coastal areas of the Indian Ocean a decade ago.

Write on Monday, 22 December 2014 Published in Features
Myanmar national migrant worker Daw Mi Htay points out the area where her house once was in Ban Nam Khaem village. A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Daw Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the 2004 tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP
Myanmar national migrant worker Daw Mi Htay points out the area where her house once was in Ban Nam Khaem village. A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Daw Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the 2004 tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Daw Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified.