2004 Tsunami: The Shores of Sri Lanka (13 images)

I arrived in Sri Lanka on December 21, 2004 to research a story about child soldiers fighting for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The LTTE, or "Tigers" as they were known, had been waging a war of independence from the Island's Sinhalese majority for over 20 years. As December passed a Norwegian peace deal was threatening to break. Both sides were arming. A return to war seemed imminent. And then, the day after Christmas, a day just as cloudless as 9/11, a three story wall of...
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