Associated Press - December 26, 2008 2:43 PM ET
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - The people who've gathered today to mark the fourth anniversary of a deadly tsunami have been celebrating the progress in rebuilding -- but also remembering the dead.
A local disc jockey who took part in a ceremony on a beach in Thailand says she doesn't think the tsunami will ever be forgotten. She says, "It changed a lot of people's lives."
About 50 Buddhist monks prayed while schoolchildren played traditional Thai instruments.
Thousands took part in a prayer service in a hard-hit province of Indonesia. 1 of them says it feels like it was just yesterday that his family was taken by the sea.
A woman who still lives with her two sons and her husband in a temporary shelter prayed for the daughter who was lost along with the family's home.
In India, where thousands died, the anniversary was marked by interfaith prayers and a moment of silence.