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Children of the tsunami struggle to move on
Detail: Six months after the tsunami killed more than 178,000 people, children like Arulmozhi in Cuddalore, India are trying their best to move on. But memories haunt them. Some find it difficult to concentrate on their schooling or to make new friends. And while more than a third of the dead were children, who could not run and save themselves, 1,400 children survived only to lose a parent -- and 1,700 lost both parents, according to authorities.

The government in Tamil Nadu -- India's hardest-hit region -- opened three orphanages in coastal districts. Social workers there teach yoga, music and dance to re-motivate the children and take their minds off the tragedy.

This is a brief article which gives a small insight into life for Indian children after the tsunami.

Date: June 26 2005