2006 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

David Butow

Redux Pictures for U.S. News & World Report

06 January, 2005

A woman grieves over the remains of her daughter. The province of Aceh was one of the areas worst affected by the tsunami that followed a massive undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004. Over 70 percent of the inhabitants of some coastal villages in Aceh lost their lives. In Indonesia as a whole, more than 130,000 people were killed, and over 500,000 made homeless. Aid agencies faced almost insurmountable logistical problems in their efforts to reach those affected over washed-out roads and bridges.

About the photographer

David Butow

His news and feature coverage of subjects such as the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the 2008 China earthquake and social issues in the United States have won awards from World Press Pho...

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