In Sri Lanka Shock Wearing Off, Rebuilding Begins

Sri Lanka map

Northeast Sri Lanka faced the epicenter of the earthquake and thus bore the brunt of the tsunami. Geoff Gaudreault, NPR hide caption

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Church façade

The façade of a church is the only structure left standing in the north Sri Lankan fishing town of Mullaittivu. Jason Beaubien, NPR hide caption

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In northern Sri Lanka, tsunami survivors are going back to their regular jobs, schools are reopening, and people are struggling to resume normal lives. And there are efforts to begin rebuilding towns and villages that were destroyed. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.

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