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Tsunami 13
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
23 Nov 2014

After the 2004 tsunami, around 100 people were evicted from the village by a company that has plans to build a tourist resort in the area. Most of them were relocated a few kilometers away.

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Tsunami 01
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

Baan Nai Rai village is one of many Thai villages hit by the tsunami in 2004. The surrounding mangroves notably reduced the impact of the waves on the area. Now villagers are trying to protect the area from turning into a tourist resort.

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Tsunami 03
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

A local fisherman comes back to shore after a day working at sea in Baan Nai Rai village, one of the Thai villages hit by the tsunami in 2004. The area is a mangrove forest that has been targeted by a company that wants to turn it into a tourist resort.

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Tsunami 04
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

Fish farms set up in the lagoon near Baan Nai Rai are one of the villages principal sources of food and income.

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Tsunami 07
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

A dog takes watches over one of the fish farms at Baan Nai Rai village.

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Tsunami 08
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

A child waits for fishermen to come back on shore at Baan Nai Rai village.

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Tsunami 10
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

A styrofoam box is filled with the day's catch of a group of local fishermen.

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Tsunami 12
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

A woman waits with her two children near the shore for the fishermen to return so she can start her working routine cleaning and processing the fish.

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Tsunami 14
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

The Baan Nai Rai cemetery, located just a few meters from the sea shore, is among the most important sites for the people in the village, since their ancestors rest there. The cemetary is among the sites under threat by the tourist project.

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Tsunami 02
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

A tsunami hazard sign stands in warning at the entrance of the Muslim village of Baan Nai Rai.

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Tsunami 11
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

Narong Sawangsup, 48, stands at the door of his new house with his 9 year-old daughter. The house was built by the company that evicted him from Baan Nai Rai village eight years ago.

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Tsunami 15
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
22 Nov 2014

Fisherman return late in the evening to Baan Nai Rai after a day's work.

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Tsunami 05
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
21 Nov 2014

A woman pushes her boat to the shore at the end of the day in Baan Nai Rai village, one of the Thai villages hit by the tsunami in 2004.

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Tsunami 06
Phuket, Thailand
By vincenzo floramo
21 Nov 2014

Small fish is processed to produce food for larger fish that are raised in enclosed farms at Baan Nai Rai village.