These are not pictures from India,
Sri Lanka, or anywhere else affected by the disastrous tsunami of
December 26, 2004.
The photos are actually said to have been taken by an amateur
photographer named Youling Popo and are of an annual phenomenon on
the Qiantang River in Jiuxi of Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang
The high tide, typically in September, brings high waves crashing
against the sea wall.
These pictures are not from a tsunami but of smiling locals and
tourists with umbrellas enjoying the expected crashing waves.
Last updated 1/4/05