A car balanced precariously on a rooftop in Khao Lak, where massive holiday resorts were reduced to rubble by the tsunami.
An underwater earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale triggered a series of tidal waves which caused devastation when they struck dry land. 12 countries in South Asia were affected by the tsunami, with a combined death toll of over 150,000. In Thailand many of the victims were Western tourists. © Fredrik Naumann