An Indian woman waits to fill her water bucket in Tharangampadi.
An Indian woman, who survived last year's tsunami, waits to fill her bucket from a water tank in the southern Indian village of Tharangampadi June 21, 2005. Almost six months ago, Tharangampadi was like a ghost village, smelling of decomposing corpses, garbage, dung, faeces and putrid water after giant waves of the Indian Ocean tsunami swept through it on December 26, 2004, About 228,000 people were killed or went missing as a result of the tsunami. The villages are now slowly rebuilding themselves, as many gleaming new fibre boats can be seen lined up returning after a day's catch. REUTERS/Arko Datta AD/CN