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DISASTER IN SOUTH ASIA

Published Aug. 24, 2005

K.W. Anuka, 72, sits on the ruins of her family home in Galle, Sri Lanka. The family is staying in a nearby Buddhist temple.

Medical workers put dry ice on bodies at a makeshift morgue inside a Buddhist temple in Takua Pa, about 100 miles north of Phuket, Thailand, on Saturday. Dry ice preserves the bodies while DNA is extracted to verify their identities.

Gayashi Purthna, 6, above, holds her doll after finding her some clothes from donation piles at Sri Gnanobhasa Yogasramaya Buddhist temple in Galle, Sri Lanka. Gayashi was playing with the doll when the tsunami hit and ran with it to safety. She has kept it by her side since. Her family lost their home and are living in the temple.

Left, an exhausted woman who lost her home weeps Saturday as she returns to her village and sees the destruction caused by the tsunami in Nagapattinum, India.