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    Cyburbian jread's avatar
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    Aerials of tsunami destruction....

    Be sure to click on the "before" button to see the aftermath. Pictures 5-11 are pretty intense.

    http://homepage.mac.com/demark/tsunami/

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    The first few were kind of confusing, but the last ones really showed the damage.
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    Wow... that's pretty amazing. I wish they would have put times/dates on the before and after photos though.

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    that is all I can think right now.
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    Wow... the damage in Sri Lanka is quite odd (and little, comparing to Banda Aceh...) specially I find it wierd that the sea retracted... and hasn't gone back to normal.

    The Banda Aceh pics were quite impressive and heartbreaking...
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    Those airials of Banda Aceh are amazing. The news phots I've seen so far don't give you a sense that these do, for one thing, that this city was more than a third world shantytown. There were parks, civic spaces, paved roads, bridges. I didn't expect it to be that nice or highly developed. There was a constructed harbor at the shore. Its going to take an incredible effort to rebuild it all.
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    Quote Originally posted by boilerplater
    Those airials of Banda Aceh are amazing. The news phots I've seen so far don't give you a sense that these do, for one thing, that this city was more than a third world shantytown. There were parks, civic spaces, paved roads, bridges. I didn't expect it to be that nice or highly developed. There was a constructed harbor at the shore. Its going to take an incredible effort to rebuild it all.
    I felt the same way - not really knowing the extent of the devastation, or how developed things were the Aceh. Wow.

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    Those aerials are amazing (not in a good way).

    I think that the waters have retracted, but the reason some things are still flooded is because of massive ammounts of erosion and elevation shifts from the earthquake.

    My Grandpa was stationed in Hawaii during that tsunami in 1946 and told stories about Hilo. The damage in this tsunami was humbling.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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