November 29 -- The Washington Post
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Retno Budiharto is on intimate terms with the dead.
Since June, the veteran of Indonesia’s search-and-rescue service has encountered bodies in buildings destroyed by earthquakes and among the sodden wreckage after a tsunami.
And when his boat slipped through a muddy brown oil slick strewn with floating aircraft debris in late October, he knew he would again be looking for bodies rather than survivors.
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