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Tsunami ruins contrast with the door of a public shower built by residents. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. In Lampuuk village, around 20 kilometers from Banda Aceh, believers found a miracle in the strength of the mosque. It was the unique building which remained standing in all the village. Many Acehnese people believed that tsunami was a punishment from god deserved by moral matters. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Lampuuk, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. 6 a.m. in the morning, sunrise in a destroyed by tsunami bridge of Banda Aceh city. A man trying to fish in an 10 months after tsunami landscape. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. The wave couldn´t destroy the huge concrete vase of the public swimming pool but it could make disappear all the surrounding elements. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Just the floors of the dwellings remain over the land, these are the ruins of a village erased by the wave. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh surroundings, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. This big ship was carried by the huge wave  five kilometers inland. It is still used as electric generator by the neighborhood. Moneyboxes with writing messages were placed arround the ship as it became a tourist attraction. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. People who lost their houses living in UN program tents ten months after tsunami. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Acehnese young men contemplating the tsunamy ruins from a house. For Acehnese people often was difficult to find a job during the tsunami relief, as the reconstruction was made by companies from another provinces whose brought their own workers. In a time when general depression took over the population, religion and friendship became the main source to face up to reality. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Pazlil could survive the tsunami hits holding to a fridge after had been trapped in the water currents. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Grandparents take care of kids in their temporary house build with asbestos panels, a point of controversy in the tsunami international aid due to this material is related to cancer. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. After tsunami sea ecosystem was very damaged, fishermen endured the situation thanks to international aid. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Ringga, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Malik is a guy from Aceh Selatan, before tsunami the situation in his village was suffocating, he was tortured by the indonesian army due to a jealous neighbor´s fake report or just a forced testimony got by torment. He decided to go to the capital , Banda Aceh to look for job chances, he could work as security guard for a foreigner ngo, which improved a lot his personal situation. In the way to come back home he stoped to contemplate the old bridge destroyed by tsunami. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Way to Sampoinet, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Dawn breaks in a displaced people camp. Tsunami related stories abound in the houses, people who got lost after running in to the jungle scared by the wave, others whose got injured in the scape and couldn´t survive. After 16 months after the tragedy people still where living in very simple shelters while there were many aid projects waiting for develop. Bureaucracy, corruption and the magnitude of the disaster delayed the humanitary aid to incomprehensible extremes. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Lamno surroundings, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. A very intersting reaction to tsunami was that people without family joined to form a new one, they could find convenience in have a new wife, father or son who makes his social role helping for the everyday tasks. In the photo a kid shows his dressed arm by a folk healer, head of a family joined by tsunami. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Lhoong, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. On the banks of Sabe River, intense clashes between the Aceh independent movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka) and the Indonesian Army continued for many years until the big tsunami came and paradoxically brought peace together with destruction to the area, after GAM and central government reached a fair agreement. In one of this villages gripped by hardship where people could come back to live in peace I met this kid with adult expression and his elusive cat. Krueng Sabe, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Krueng Sabe, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. A fisherman with his family in their house built from the tsunami ruins. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Sampoinet, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Early in the morning, Rahmat felt an earthquake, after a while the sea water went down until he could see the fishes suffocating among the coral, he could´t believe what he was looking, but when the wave´s white mass of water  that he saw from very far approached him he knew it was time for scape. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Lhoknga, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Just 10 months after the devastation a coconut tree had grown almost one meter, a symbol of hope in a destroyed area. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. The labor of foreigner organizations workers  for the tsunami relief was a tough task, both Indonesians and foreigners shared a crash culture enhanced by the after conflict mood of the provice where Acehnese and central goverment found a new agreement finally. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. The Frontiers, a South Korea based  catholic NGO built  an orphans and community house in Banda Aceh, a city which boasts of be the oldest muslim followers in the indonesian archipelago. Brother Son, head of the organization, and 10 more volunteers didn´t have any problem with the locals for develop their project, just the usuals obstacles. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. A World Food Program ship loaded with rice arrives in Calang port. Calang was one of the most punished towns in the world by tsunami, around 85% of the population died due to it was located in a small peninsula crushed at the same time by two giant waves coming from opposite directions. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia.. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Calang, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Children jump cheerfully in the temporary schools of Calang one year after the December 2004 Tsunami in Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia. After the big waves, many people from surrounding villages came to live to this town where they could find basic infrastructures that were destroyed in their hometowns. One year after 2004 December 26 tsunami reportage. Calang, Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia.