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A tourist with a camera observes the devastation of vehicles and various objects that were swept away with the tsunami that hit Patong Beach on Phuket Island, Thailand. On December 26, 2004, a major earthquake generated tsunamis that ravaged coastlines from Southeast Asia to Africa. Approximately 275,000 people were killed and tens of thousands were left homeless, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history.