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AirAsia Flight 8501 Search - Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Bad weather hampered efforts on December 31 to recover scores of bodies from the crash site of AirAsia Flight 8501, as distraught relatives waited for news and gave their DNA to help identify loved ones.
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Royal Malaysian Navy crews retrieve a victim from AirAsia Flight 8501 during their search-and-rescue operations in Indonesia's Java Sea, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Royal Malaysian Navy crews retrieve a victim from AirAsia Flight 8501 during their search-and-rescue operations in Indonesia's Java Sea, Dec. 31, 2014.

Indonesian military carry the caskets containing the bodies of two AirAsia Flight 8501 passengers recovered off the coast of Borneo, at a military base in Surabaya, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Indonesian military carry the caskets containing the bodies of two AirAsia Flight 8501 passengers recovered off the coast of Borneo, at a military base in Surabaya, Dec. 31, 2014.

Indonesians hold up candles during a candle light vigil for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 at Surabaya, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Indonesians hold up candles during a candle light vigil for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 at Surabaya, Dec. 31, 2014.

Oxygen tank found to have been part of the AirAsia plane that crashed
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Oxygen tank found to have been part of the AirAsia plane that crashed

CN 295 plane over Karimata strait in search of the victims' bodies and plane debris
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CN 295 plane over Karimata strait in search of the victims' bodies and plane debris

Royal Malaysian Navy crews retrieve the emergency evacuation tube from AirAsia Flight 8501 during their search-and-rescue operations in Indonesia's Java Sea.
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Royal Malaysian Navy crews retrieve the emergency evacuation tube from AirAsia Flight 8501 during their search-and-rescue operations in Indonesia's Java Sea.

Officers of the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) and Indonesian Air Force personnel unload a victim's body of the ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from a helicopter at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Officers of the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) and Indonesian Air Force personnel unload a victim's body of the ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from a helicopter at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

Relatives of passengers of AirAsia Flight 8501 cry after visiting the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Relatives of passengers of AirAsia Flight 8501 cry after visiting the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

Indonesian soldiers stand guard in a hallway at the police hospital where the bodies of the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 are brought into for identification process, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Indonesian soldiers stand guard in a hallway at the police hospital where the bodies of the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 are brought into for identification process, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Dec. 31, 2014.

Suitcase thought to have belonged to an AirAsia QZ8501 passanger found by Indonesian military ship
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Suitcase thought to have belonged to an AirAsia QZ8501 passanger found by Indonesian military ship

Search and rescue helicopter in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan
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Search and rescue helicopter in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan

Indonesian Air Force CN 295 plane crew over Karimata strait looking to spot victim bodies and AirAsia plane debris
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Indonesian Air Force CN 295 plane crew over Karimata strait looking to spot victim bodies and AirAsia plane debris

Indonesian Air Force CN 295 plane crew surveying the area from air in search of the bodies of AirAsia plane crash victims
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Indonesian Air Force CN 295 plane crew surveying the area from air in search of the bodies of AirAsia plane crash victims

Journalists embedded with the search and rescue misson boarding CN 295
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Journalists embedded with the search and rescue misson boarding CN 295

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