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Relatives Mourn as Bodies are Recovered in AirAsia Crash

Rescuers pulled bodies and debris from the Java Sea on the third day of the search for the AirAsia jet that disappeared with 162 people aboard.

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A crew member of an Indonesian Maritime Surveillance plane says a prayer before a search mission to look for AirAsia's Flight QZ8501 in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia, on Dec. 30, 2014.

Rescuers pulled bodies and debris from the Java Sea on Tuesday as Indonesia officials said they were "95 percent sure" they had found the AirAsia passenger jet that disappeared with 162 people aboard.

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Family members of passengers onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501 are overcome with grief at Juanda International Airport in Indonesia after seeing the television news reports about the discovery of bodies and debris near the site where the jetliner disappeared.

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A crew member on an Indonesian Maritime Surveillance looks out the window during the search on Dec. 30.

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An unidentified object floats on the waters of the Java Sea on Dec. 30. Bodies were found in Java Sea waters about 6 miles from Flight 8501's last communications with air-traffic control.

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Relatives of passengers react as the an Indonesian search and rescue team announce they found debris from the missing plane.

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A member of the Indonesian military reads a map during a search and rescue mission over the waters of the Java Sea on Dec. 30. The passenger plane disappeared Dec. 28 on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore after encountering storm clouds.

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A member of the Indonesian air force carries an item retrieved from the Java Sea during search and rescue operations in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, on Dec. 30.

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Family members react after watching news reports showing an unidentified body floating in the Java Sea.

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A man places flowers at an impromptu memorial to the passengers in Batu, East Java, Indonesia, on Dec. 30.

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A man comforts relatives as it was announced that debris from the missing plane was found.

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Relatives watch a television broadcast of the evacuation of a body found near the search area on Dec. 30 at the Juanda Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia.

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Messages for passengers onboard the missing AirAsia plane hang on a board at Changi International Airport in Singapore on Dec. 30.

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