The Hua Laem Tsunami Relief Effort

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Koh Lanta, Thailand--A Hua Laem fisherman rests in the heat of the day next to his destoyed fishing boat on Koh Lanta island, Thailand.  Most of the village's 50 longtail boats were destroyed by the Tsunami.  The majority of the village's men work as fishermen and without the ability to bring in income, the fisherman have little to do other than wait for aid from the government.  Many of the men's wives say their husbands have become depressed since the Tsunami took away their occupation.  01/20/05 © Julia Cumes / The Image Works