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Annan Visits Tsunami Victims in Maldives

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has arrived in the Maldives, as he continues his tour of areas ravaged by last month's tsunami. Earlier today,

Mr. Annan visited Sri Lanka, where he asked the government and Tamil Tiger rebels to put aside their differences as the region struggles to rebuild. At least 300 people marched to protest the cancellation of Mr. Annan's planned visit a rebel-held town (Jaffna) in one hard-hit area. Mr. Annan says his trip was arranged by Sri Lanka's government, which expressed concern over security in rebel areas. Elsewhere, aid workers said they are still struggling to reach tsunami victims in remote areas such as northwestern Indonesia. Australian researchers say the earth is still vibrating from the December 26th earthquake, which triggered the tsunami killing some 153,000 people.

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