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Rebuilding Aceh a Major Challenge

In Indonesia's Aceh province, efforts to rebuild after the Indian Ocean tsunami are underway. In many parts of the provincial capital of Banda Aceh, the water and the electricity are back. In certain parts of Banda Aceh, you would not know the city had been struck by a tsunami. But in the worst affected areas, reconstruction programs have a long way to go.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.

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