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Coatguard boats and search teams took part in recovery operations at the site of Sewol ferry off the coast of the South Korean island of Jindo.
Flares lit up the sea for search and rescue teams.
Messages wishing for the safe return of missing passengers were seen at Incheon Port Passenger Terminal.
South Korean Navy members worked to prepare a salvage lifting air bag at the site of a ferry sinking.
A family member of missing passengers who were on the Sewol ferry looked toward the site of the incident.
South Korean rescue team members searched for passengers aboard a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye spoke to relatives of missing passengers.
Family and schoolmates of missing passengers grieved during a gathering.
South Korean coast guard officers tried to rescue passengers.
Passengers jumped out or were winched up by helicopters.
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Nearly 300 people are missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue.
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Some 12 miles off the island of Byungpoong, South Korea Coast Guard members were rescuing some of the passengers and crew aboard.
The ship, Sewol, is shown listing to its side and slowly sinking.
The ferry was carrying 459 people, most of them high school students.
At least 87 vessels and 18 aircraft swarmed around the stricken ship.
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Relatives of missing people waited at a Jindo port.
Lighting flares were released for a night search.
Relatives of passengers looked toward the sea.
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