Missing Malaysia Airlines jet

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Search continues for missing plane

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board after leaving Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. See gallery

In this April 19 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force the Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Artemis is lowered onto the deck of the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield after a search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in the southern Indian Ocean.

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In this April 19, photo provided by the Australian Defence Force the Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Artemis is recovered by the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield after a search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in the southern Indian Ocean.

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The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle is deployed from the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 15.

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Crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield watch as the U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle is deployed in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force, April 15.

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Phoenix International workers Chris Minor and Curt Newport inspect the U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 autonomous underwater vehicle before deployment in the southern Indian Ocean  to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force, April 15.

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A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft flies past the British naval ship HMS Echo in the southern Indian Ocean as they continue to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in this handout picture released by the Australian Defence Force, April 15.

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U.S. navy captain Mark Matthews speaks to the media at a press conference about the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, April 14. 

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A Buddhist devotee holds a candle while offering prayers for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 13.

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Photos of passengers and crew members onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are placed at Kechara Forest Retreat as Buddhist pastors offer prayers for them in Bentong, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 13.

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A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft, right, lands at Perth International Airport after returning from the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, April 13.

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Royal New Zealand Air Force Captain Flight Lieutenant Timothy McAlevey sits in the cockpit of a RNZAF P3 Orion maritime search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 11.

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Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Karl Shinn unloads a Sonobuoy from a rack onboard a P-8A Poseidon during a search mission to locate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean, April 10.

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler, aboard Australian Navy ship HMAS Success, looks out to sea for potential clues and debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, on Friday, April 11, 2014.

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China's PLA Navy Liaison Officer Commander Lin, transits from the Luyang II class Guided Missile Destroyer Haikou (DDG-171) to board the Australian Navy ship HMAS Success as they continue to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

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Leading Seaman Aircrewman Joel Young is lowered into the water from a Tiger 75 Seahawk helicopter to retrieve possible debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, right, speaks to Yang Xiong, the Mayor of Shanghai, during a lunch meeting in Shanghai, China, on Friday, April 11, 2014. Abbott said that search and rescue officials in Australia are confident they know the approximate position of the black box recorders from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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A man rests next to a banner dedicated to passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as he waits for a briefing given by Malaysian authorities, at the Lido Hotel in Beijing, China, on Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Crew members aboard the Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth keep a watch on the lines during a refueling maneuver with HMAS Success, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Chief Petty Officer Boatswain, Scott Wheeler, sews a large mesh bag that is used to control waste, aboard the Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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A Royal Australian Air Force plane flies past Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

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Relatives of missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft pray during a candlelight vigil in Beijing.

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A map indicating the locations of signals detected by vessels looking for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

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Makio Miyagawa, right, Japanese ambassador to Malaysia, Hideki Jufuku, second from right, commander of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force, and  Royal Malaysian Air Force members wave to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force P3C crew departing to continue search operations of the missing aircraft.

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Captain Mark Matthews of the US Navy talks with the media following a press conference for the continuing search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at Dumas House on April 7, 2014 in Perth, Australia. Angus Houston confirmed today that the Australian naval vessel Ocean Shield has twice detected signals in the past 24 hours consitent with aircraft black boxes. The airliner disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew on board and is suspected to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.

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Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370,  points to a graphic of the search area during a media conference in Perth on April 7, 2014. An Australian navy ship has detected new underwater signals consistent with aircraft black boxes, Houston said on April 7, describing it as the "most promising lead" so far in the month-old hunt for missing Flight MH370.     

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A man places a candle on a white board spelling out "MH370" during a candlelight vigil for the the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in  Kuala Lumpur April 6, 2014.

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Replenishment oiler HMAS Success awaits the arrival of HMAS Toowoomba for a fuel transfer as both ships search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
 

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A Royal Australian Air Force Orion aircraft prepares to take off from a base near Perth, Australia, to look for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
 

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A Tiger 75 helicopter makes an approach to land on the flight deck of Australian Navy ship HMAS Toowoomba as search operations continued in the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
 

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People offer prayers for the passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
 

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Leading Seaman Aircrewman Joel Young looks out from a Tiger75 Seahawk helicopter after it launched from the Australian Navy ship HMAS Toowoomba, during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean on Friday, April 4, 2014.

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Crew members aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion maritime search aircraft try to spot any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on their radar screens, while flying over the southern Indian Ocean on Friday, April 4, 2014.

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Commander Hidetsugu Iwamasa inspects P-3C Orion aircrafts of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force, at the RAAF Base Pearce near Perth, Australia, on Friday, April 4, 2014.

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The Bluefin 21, the Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle, is hoisted back on board the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield after a successful buoyancy test in the southern Indian Ocean, as part of the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4.

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A worker lowers the U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) towed pinger locator from the Australian Defence Vessel, Ocean Shield, into the ocean, during operational testing in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, April 4.

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Relatives of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 wait for a daily briefing at Lido Hotel, in Beijing, April 3. Malaysia's Prime Minister visited the Australian search base for missing Flight MH370 on Thursday as a nuclear-powered submarine joined the near-four week hunt that has so far failed to find any sign of the missing airliner and the 239 people on board.

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott speak with U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Mike Trumbull during a breakfast with flight crews from nations involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at RAAF Base Pearce near Perth, April 3.

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In this April 1 photo, crewmen on a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft search for debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, 932 miles northwest of Perth, Australia. No trace of the Boeing 777 has been found nearly a month after it vanished in the early hours of March 8 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

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A relative of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 prays in front of a message board dedicated to the passengers at the Lido Hotel in Beijing, April 1. The last words from the cockpit of the missing jet were a standard "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", Malaysian authorities said, changing their account of the critical last communication from a more casual "All right, good night."

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Royal New Zealand Air Force  captain, Wing Commander Rob Shearer, looks out from the cockpit of a P3 Orion maritime search aircraft while flying over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 31.

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A picture taken of a computer monitor shows a piece of unknown debris floating just under the water that was spotted from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft while flying over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 March 31.

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Two Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft prepare for more sorties during Operation in the southern Indian Ocean at RAAF Base Pearce on 31 March.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott meets South Korea's Navy Captain Lee Jin-young alongside China's Air Force Senior Colonel Liu Dian Jun, left, and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Commander Hidetsugu Iwamasa, in front of a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft at RAAF Base Pearce near Perth, March 31.

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A relative of one of the Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is comforted by a monk as she breaks down into tears following prayers at a Buddhist temple in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, March 31.

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Women release balloons to symbolize their prayers for the 239 passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a park at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 30.

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Australian defense ship Ocean Shield lies docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with a towed pinger locator to help in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, March 30. It will still take three to four days for the Ocean Shield to reach the search zone.

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A towed pinger locator sits on the wharf at the naval base HMAS Stirling ready to be fitted to the Defence ship Ocean Shield to help in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, March 30.

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Royal Australian Air Force pilot Flight Lt. Russell Adams speaks to the media after his AP-3C Orion returned from searching for debris or wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, March 29. Russell reported they did not see or locate any wreckage searching in reasonably good weather.

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A photo taken off a computer monitor onboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion, shows an object floating in an area within the search zone of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Southern Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia, March 28.

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Families react

Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, comforts a relative of one of the passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel in Putrajaya, Malaysia, March 29.

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Families react

A relative of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 talks on the phone after meeting with a government official at a hotel in Putrajaya, Malaysia, March 29.

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A navigation screen aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft.

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A satellite image shows about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean.

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Policemen stand watch near a group of relatives of Chinese passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

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Staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat work in front of a screen showing subscribers using their service throughout the world, at their headquarters in London, March 25. Britain's Inmarsat used a wave phenomenon discovered in the nineteenth century to analyze the seven pings its satellite picked up from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to determine its final destination.

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Crew members of Chinese icebreaker Xuelong scan the sea to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the area where Chinese aircraft spotted objects in the southern Indian Ocean.

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Families react

Steven Wang, a family member of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines MH370, is surrounded by the media outside Lido Hotel in Beijing March 26.

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A Malaysian woman takes a picture of a message board for passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Bad weather suspended the search Tuesday for any remains of the Malaysian jetliner as China demanded information a day after Malaysia's leader said the heartbreaking conclusion was that Flight 370 had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean with no survivors.

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Australia's Defense Minister David Johnston, center, speaks to the media Tuesday, March 25, 2014, about developments in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia. Not one object has been recovered from the missing airliner that Malaysian officials are now convinced plunged into the southern Indian Ocean 17 days ago. Australian Defense Minister Johnston said, “The turning point for us, I think, will be when we pull some piece of debris from the surface of the ocean and positively identify it as being part of the aircraft.”

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Scuffle at the Malaysian embassy

Relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 scuffle with Chinese police officers outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Furious that Malaysia has declared their loved ones lost in a plane crash without physical evidence, Chinese relatives of the missing marched Tuesday to the Malaysia Embassy, where they threw plastic water bottles, tried to rush the gate and chanted, "Liars!"

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Family members at Malaysian embassy

Family members of passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 cry as they shout slogans during a protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in Beijing, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Dozens of angry relatives of passengers on the lost Malaysian jetliner clashed with police in Beijing on Tuesday, accusing the Southeast Asian country of "delays and deception" a day after it confirmed the plane crashed in remote seas off Australia. About 20 to 30 protesters threw water bottles at the Malaysian embassy and tried to storm the building, demanding to meet the ambassador, witnesses said. Earlier, the relatives, many with tear-stained faces, had linked arms and chanted "Malaysian government has cheated us" and "Malaysia, return our relatives" as they marched peacefully and held banners.

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Malaysia's Prime Minister holds a press conference

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak makes an announcement about the latest development on the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane at Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur March 24, 2014.

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Families react

A family member of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 cries as she is surrounded by journalists after watching a television broadcast of a news conference, at the Lido hotel in Beijing, March 24, 2014.

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Press conference

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 24, 2014. New analysis of statellite data suggested that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ''ended'' in the southerni Indian Ocean, said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday.

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A family member faints

A family member of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is cared for after fainting at Lido Hotel on March 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. Malaysian Prime Minister announced that Flight MH370 crashed Into Southern Indian Ocean, citing analysis of satellite data.

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Heartbreaking news

A family member of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 reacts at Lido Hotel on March 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. Malaysian Prime Minister announced that Flight MH370 crashed Into Southern Indian Ocean, citing analysis of satellite data.

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Leaving the press conference

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak leaves the press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 24, 2014. New analysis of statellite data suggested that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ''ended'' in the southerni Indian Ocean, said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday.

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Grieving relatives

Grieving Chinese relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave after being told of their deaths at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 24, 2014. Tears and cries of inconsolable pain and loss echoed from a Beijing hotel ballroom as the relatives of MH370 passengers learned the news: their loved ones were dead. Some clung on to other family members for crumbs of comfort as they left the room where they were told the Malaysia Airlines flight had ended, incontestably, in the remote southern Indian Ocean.

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Ground control

A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest after sunset upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth on March 24, 2014. An Australian navy ship was close to finding possible debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner as a mounting number of sightings of floating objects raised hopes wreckage of the plane may soon be found. The HMAS Success should reach two objects spotted by Australian military aircraft by March 25, Malaysia's government said, offering the first chance of picking up suspected debris from the plane. 

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Australian Air Force

A crewman of a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft looks at a screen while searching for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean on March 24, 2014. An Australian aircraft scouring the southern Indian Ocean for signs of the Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than two weeks has spotted two new objects, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday. Abbott told parliament an Australian naval vessel was near where the objects, one circular and greenish grey in color and the second orange and rectangular, had been seen.

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Southern Indian Ocean

A view of the southern Indian Ocean from a Chinese IL-76 plane on March 24, 2014. The crew of a Chinese IL-76 plane spotted some objects in the southern Indian Ocean in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 off Australia.

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Scanning the Indian Ocean

Co-pilot and Flying Officer Marc Smith turns his Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft in bad weather while searching for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean on March 24, 2014.

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Family waits for news

Family members of passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 attend a routine briefing given by Malaysian representatives at the Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 24, 2014. The United States Navy is moving one of its high-tech black box detectors closer to the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in remote seas off the Australian coast.

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Chinese icebreaker

Crew members examine helicopters to prepare for the search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on the Chinese icebreaker Xuelong on March 24, 2014.

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Australian Navy search

Seaman Kurt Jackson keeps watch on the forecastle of the Australian Navy ship the HMAS Success in a search area for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defense Force on March 24, 2014.

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Japan's disaster relief team

A member of Japan's disaster relief team inspects a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Lockheed P-3C Orion aircraft before it takes off from the RAAF Base Pearce to search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 on  March 24, 2014, in Bullsbrook near Perth.

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Reviewing footage

Journalists look at the monitor of a television camera crew who shot footage on board a P-3 Orion aircraft of objects in the southern Indian Ocean during a search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, after returning to RAAF Base Pearce in Bullsbrook, near Perth, Australia, on March 24, 2014.

 
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GPS tracking buoy

Crew member Garrick Anderson prepares to throw a GPS tracking buoy into the Southern Indian Ocean to mark the position of a solid object in the water aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean March 22, 2014. China said on Saturday it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner, as more planes and ships headed to join an international search operation scouring some of the most remote seas on Earth.

 
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Dolphins seen during search in the southern Indian Ocean

A pod of dolphins is seen from a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 22, 2014. China said on Saturday it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner, as more planes and ships headed to join an international search operation scouring some of the most remote seas on Earth.

 
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Radar specialists continue monitoring southern Indian Ocean

Radar specialists are pictured aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean March 22, 2014. China said on Saturday it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner, as more planes and ships headed to join an international search operation scouring some of the remotest seas on Earth.

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Ongoing prayers

Muslims perform a special prayer for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia, March 21, 2014.

 
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World weather map

A passenger views a weather map at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 22, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is entering its third week with no clear indication of the fate of the aircraft. Search efforts are focused on the Indian Ocean with reports of satellites capturing images of large floating debris.

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Search planes find nothing, so far

Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein pauses in between questions during a press conference about the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370 at a hotel in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, March 21, 2014. 
Search planes flying over the southern Indian Ocean have found nothing (so far) that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Australia's acting prime minister said Friday.

 

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Back from search

A flight crew member from a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-3 Orion aircraft steps off the plane after it returned from a search of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, March 21, 2014.

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Deploying marker

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Loadmasters, Sergeant Adam Roberts (L) and Flight Sergeant John Mancey, launch a 'Self Locating Data Marker Buoy' from a C-130J Hercules aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean during the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on March 21, 2014.

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Day 12: Following ‘credible lead’

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilot, Flight Lieutenant Russell Adams from 10 Squadron, steers his AP-3C Orion over the Southern Indian Ocean during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 20, 2014.

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Possible debris

Satellite imagery provided to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) shows objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in a revised area 115 miles to the south east of the original search area.

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Search area detailed

John Young, general manager of the emergency response division of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), listens to a question as he stands in front of a diagram showing the search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, during a briefing in Canberra on March 20, 2014.

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Leaving a message

A woman leaves a message for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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Protesting relative

A Chinese relative of a passenger aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane is carried out by security officials as she protests before a press conference at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19.

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Blocking reporters

Police block reporters from following Chinese family members of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 passenger at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Wednesday, March 19.

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Waiting for news

A relative of a passenger onboard the missing flight MH370 is seen through a door while he waits for news at a hotel in Beijing, Wednesday, March 19.

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Providing comfort

A boy comforts a crying girl during a special prayer for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur, March 18, 2014.

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In photo with missing captain

Peter Chong holds up his smartphone to show a photo of himself with missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah during an interview with Reuters at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia on March 18, 2014.

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Candlelight vigil

Members of the social group Christian Muslim Alliance Pakistan pray during a candlelight vigil for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Phones light the sky

People turn the lights of their phones toward the sky during a special event and prayer for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur on March 18, 2014.

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Mural depicting missing

Students from the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School walk on a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines plane Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at their campus in Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines.

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Massive search area

Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein shows maps of the search and rescue operation during a press conference near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on March 17.

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Covered wall of hope

A woman leaves messages of support for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur on March 16.

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Home of the Pilot

A journalist films the home of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid near Kuala Lumpur on March 16. Police investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian passenger jet more than a week ago have searched the home of the co-pilot, a senior official said, after the prime minister said the aircraft had been deliberately flown way off course.

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Reading messages

A man looks at messages of support for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet displayed in central Kuala Lumpur on March 16.

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Rescue team continues search

A member of a rescue team looks through binoculars during a search and rescue operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in the Straits of Malacca, March 14, 2014.

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Commercial director visits

Hugh Dunleavy, commercial director of Malaysia Airlines attends a press conference for relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in a hotel in Beijing, China,March 14, 2014.

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Wall of well wishes

A woman writes on a banner of well wishes for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, March 14, 2014.

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Focused in search

A crew member from the Royal Malaysian Air Force looks through the window of a Malaysian Air Force CN-235 aircraft during a search and rescue operation to find flight MH370 in the Straits of Malacca on March 13.

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Prayer during mass

Bruneian Muslims pray during mass prayers for the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at Jame'asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan on March 13.

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Messages of hope

Candles are lit next to messages as students express hope and solidarity for the passengers aboard the missing plane on March 13 in Manila, Philippines.

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Resting after long hours

A crew member of a Royal Malaysian Air Force CN-235 aircraft rests after long hours working in a search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane over the Straits of Malacca on March 13.

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Waiting for news

Family members of passengers aboard the missing plane wait for news from Malaysia Airlines at a hotel in Beijing on March 13.

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Pause before responding

Malaysia's Minister of Transport Hishamuddin Hussein pauses before responding to queries from the media during a press conference about flight MH370 on March 13 in Sepang, Malaysia.

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Zooming in

 The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded on Wednesday to cover an area stretching from China to the Andaman Sea.

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Prayer before search

Indonesian Air Force crewmen of a maritime patrol aircraft pray prior to a search operation.

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Clouds in view

A Vietnam Air Force aircraft on a mission to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

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Search by sea

A member of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency scans the horizon for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.

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Focus: Malacca Strait

Indonesian Air Force officers examine a map of the Malacca Strait.

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Flying past the sun

A passenger jet flies past the setting sun in Shanghai. China has deployed 10 satellites to help in the massive air and sea search.

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Suspects identified

Pictures of the two men, a 19-year old Iranian, identified by Malaysian police as Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, left, and the man on the right, his identity still not released, who boarded the now missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 with stolen passports, is held up by a Malaysian policewoman during a press conference, Tuesday, March 11, in Sepang, Malaysia.

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Waiting for word

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 wait for new information at a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 11.

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Working as team

A military personnel communicates with his colleagues by radio during a search and rescue mission onboard an aircraft belonging to the Vietnamese airforce off Vietnam's Tho Chu island, March 10.

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Interpol press conference

Interpol Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble, makes a point during a presser held at the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, central France, Tuesday, March 11.

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Briefing before search

An Indonesia air force officer shows a map of Malacca Straits during a briefing prior to a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, March 11.

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Running from press

A Chinese relative, center in red, of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane is taken away as she is chased by journalists at a resort in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 11.

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Searching with intensity

A crew member of a Vietnam air force AN26 aircraft looks out the window during a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over the Gulf of Thailand between Malaysia and Vietnam on Tuesday, March 11.

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Offering prayers

Men offer prayers during a candlelight vigil for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, March 10.

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Search continues

An officer, right, and a reporter look out the window of a Vietnamese Air Force plane searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the southern seas off Vietnam on March 9.

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In the water

An object is seen floating in the sea on the display of a Vietnamese search airplane's camera in this March 9 handout photograph provided by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV). Authorities said on March 10 that no debris from the missing flight has yet been found.

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US help

A US Navy helicopter lands aboard Destroyer USS Pinckney during a crew swap before returning to a search and rescue mission for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 in the Gulf of Thailand on March 9.

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China assists

The Chinese navy warship Jinggangshan loads with relief supplies in south China's Guangdong Province on March 8 before joining the international effort to find a missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

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Tracking the flight path

A view from inside a Vietnamese Air Force plane shows search instrumentation during operations over the southern seas off Vietnam on March 9.

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Oil on the water

A picture taken from a Vietnamese Air Force plane shows a boat sailing past oil spills on the surface of the water off the southern seas of Vietnam on March 9. Authorities later said the oil slick was not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

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Hoping for survivors

Personnel inspect life jackets inside a Vietnamese Air Force plane about to make another flight over the seas off Vietnam on March 9.

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Vietnam's Navy deployed

Local residents ride a fishing boat past navy search and rescue ships at a port on Vietnam's Phu Quoc island on March 9.

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Grief for flight MH370

Journalists attempt to interview a woman who is the relative of a passenger on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the Beijing Capital International Airport on March 8.

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Waiting for information

Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight walk into the waiting area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 8.

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Flight information board

A man takes a photo of a flight information board displaying the scheduled arrival time of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Beijing Capital International Airport on March 8.

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The media

Journalists wait for a news conference regarding the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at a hotel in Beijing on March 8.

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The CEO

Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya speaks to the media during a news conference on missing Flight MH370 in Sepang on March 8.

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A relative cries

A relative of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries at Beijing Capital International Airport on March 8.

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